Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Project Is An Authority!

Or, at least quoted like one. Note this recent article from Temple University's Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab, a capstone course for Journalism majors.

From the article:

There are many things that make a geographical block of cement sidewalks, asphalt streets, and brick walled storefronts a community. One of which is the collective religion practiced in that area. I think it is safe to say that the religion of choice in Queen Villiage (south of South Street) has historically been Catholic. The evidence of this is obvious in the various murals and historic churches that are located in the area, churches like St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi located on Montrose Street.

According to the Philadelphia Church Project website, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi was constructed in 1891, 21 years after it was founded in 1851. The church has ceased to function as an independent parish since 2000, but is frequently used by St. Mary Magdalene's neighboring parish, St.Paul. During its infant years, St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi was the first "Italian national parish in the U.S.," according to the Philadelphia Church Project. The Philadelphia Church Project also states that it is currently ranked as a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission landmark.


Ok, so they seem to have problems consistently spelling the name of the church. Ah well, we'll take what we can get.

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