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Church of the Advocate

 
 
Church of the Advocate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Church of the Advocate Marker
Inscription. Here in the 1974 the first eleven women Episcopal priests were ordained. This noted Gothic Revival church, built 1887-97, served a growing African American community after 1930. Host to major Black Power events of the 1960s and '70s. National Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.139′ N, 75° 9.787′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Diamond Street and North 18th Street on Diamond Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jessie Redmon Fauset (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pearl Bailey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Universal Negro Improvement Association (approx. half a mile away); Opportunities Industrialization Centers (approx. half a mile away); Siegmund Lubin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baker Bowl National League Park
Church of the Advocate-Front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Church of the Advocate-Front view
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (approx. 0.7 miles away); Freedom Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  National Historic Landmark Application. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.Civil Rights
 
Church of the Advocate-Side view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
3. Church of the Advocate-Side view
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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