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Reusing Greater St Matthew Baptist Church

    • Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, will likely become apartments
      Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Grays Ferry and Fitzwater, will likely become apartments

Developer Ben Weintraub, of Vintage Residential Management, recently purchased the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, at Fitzwater and Grays Ferry Ave, with a residential conversion in mind. Flying Kite reports Weintraub purchased the complex hoping to convert the sanctuary into 29 apartments, eight units in the former rectory, and construct a rooftop patio. And maybe the iconic bell tower - one of my favorite fixtures on the Southwest Center City skyline - could become accessible for residents.

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Ashley Hahn, Contributor

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.

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