Historic Preservation

Posted February 13, 2015
  • St. Peter's Church of Christ at 47th St. and Kingsessing Ave.

    Aaron Wunsch
  • Professor Aaron Wunsch (middle)

West Philly Church Saved From Demolition

Professor Wunsch Successfully Fights to Save Furness Church

PennDesign faculty member, Aaron Wunsch led the efforts to save St. Peter's Church of Christ in West Philadelphia, and his success was recently featured in a Penn Current article. Wunsch lives in West Philadelphia and teaches in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

In the summer of 2014, St. Peter’s Church of Christ was slated for demolition. Since then there has been a fight to save the church, designed by the firm Furness, Evans & Co., and has been successful.

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