The 19th Street Baptist Church designed by Frank Furness and George Hewitt, is in dire shape. But the church congregation is working with preservation experts to help buy the building time, by raising money in order to make emergency repairs before winter weather sets in.
Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.