Windows broken at Frankford’s Central United Methodist Church

The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.
(The remains of the west wall window at Frankford Central United Methodist Church after vandals struck over the weekend. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.)

The following was submitted to us from the Historical Society of Frankford’s Patricia Coyne regarding vandalism at the dilapidated Frankford Central United Methodist Church.

“The theft, this weekend, of several stained glass windows from Frankford’s Central Methodist Church on Griscom/Orthodox Street has been confirmed by the Philadelphia Police Department, which is investigating this.

East window of the Frankford Central Methodist Church. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.
(East window of the Frankford Central Methodist Church. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.)

Front doors of the Frankford Central United Methodist Church. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.
(Front doors of the Frankford Central United Methodist Church. Photo submitted by the Historical Society of Frankford.)

“Should you become aware of any activity regarding the removal, sale, or disposal of these windows, please notify the Philadelphia Police Department (via 911).

These pictures of windows were taken on Saturday, Oct. 15 after learning of the earlier thefts at the church while the police were there taking a report.  It is our understanding that there was a subsequent break-in/theft again Saturday night.” Most of the above windows remain in tact, while another has been damaged.
Part of the neglected church collapsed in August

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