Have you ever walked past a church in the city and smiled at the way it seems to comingle with skyscrapers and high rises, traffic lights and trucks? If you have, then I’m sure you’ve taken note of these two center city churches; The Arch Street Presbyterian Church and The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
First Unitarian sits on the corner of 22nd and Chestnut Streets with an idyllic courtyard and gothic building, designed by famed Philadelphia Architect Frank Furness, while Arch Street Presbyterian sits alongside the Comcast Center just five blocks away on 18th and Arch Streets.
Learn how these beautiful churches came to be and how they continue to thrive. These beautiful structures offer us a chance to pause and appreciate the beauty of our fair city, when life prevents us from getting to stop and smell the roses.