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St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

 
 
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. Dedicated in 1892 and named for a 16th century saint who fought the slave trade, this was the first Roman Catholic church for Blacks in the city. It served as a Black community cultural center since the 1920's.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.655′ N, 75° 9.698′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and Lombard Street on 12th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giovanni's Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard Theatre (about 500 feet away); Benjamin Banneker Institute (about 500 feet away); Jacob C. White Jr. (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engine Company No. 11 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry George (approx. 0.2 miles away); Meta V.W. Fuller (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
St. Peter Claver-Center for Evangelization image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. St. Peter Claver-Center for Evangelization
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church-Front of the Church image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
3. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church-Front of the Church
St. Peter Claver Catholic Church-Distant photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
4. St. Peter Claver Catholic Church-Distant photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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