Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Transfiguration, Un-Long Goodbyed

A time-travel item from Project reader Terry Callen, who forwarded a picture of an active Transfiguration of Our Lord, circa 1968:


Quite a change from the abandoned pics we saw a while back, no? Not the best picture in the world in terms of quality, but it's better than having nothing. It could just be the photo, but it already looks like the church was starting to suffer some water damage---look to the right of the sanctuary.

8 comments:

  1. That church was huge.

    Or at least it looked that way - shame that neighborhood went so far downhill. It was starting to go back around the early 1960s.

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  2. Oops - it was beginning to go BAD around the early 1960s.

    I've been told it was beautiful at one time.

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  3. http://www.straymonds.org/dedication.booklet.pdf


    Do a search for "Transfiguration" and it will take you right down to the part of the statues coming from TOLC.

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  4. Oh? And Saint Raymond has TOL's MAIN altar.

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  5. Good for St. Raymond. Bad for Philadelphia.

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  6. After this church was closed it was involved in a financial scandal. It was bought from the archdiocese by Raffaello Follieri (one time boyfriend of Anne Hathaway) who ostensibly was going to redevelop it, but who was actually taking money that investors were putting into his venture.

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  7. Looks like Transfiguration School is no longer empty.

    http://www.edreform.com/index.cfm?fuseAction=document&documentID=2738&sectionID=34

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  8. The above photo was from my parents wedding. I looked at the photo that he scanned. It wasn't the greatest, but he said that they were already having water damage then.

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