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St. Francis de Sales Church 125th anniversary tour and talk this Thursday

May 6, 2015

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St. Francis de Sales Church. (Photo from Wikipedia)

St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and here’s a great opportunity to learn more about architecture and history of the church. An historical tour of the church at 47th and Springfield Ave. will take place on Thursday, May 7, starting at 6 p.m.

The tour will be followed by a talk and slide show by Bill Whitaker, Curator of the Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown collection at The Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania. The talk is about the controversial renovations inside the church by Venturi that took place in the 1960s (the renovations were removed at the request of the parishioners soon after they were introduced).

The event is free and open to the public. And there will be refreshments afterwards.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. mary raz Says:

    Would be interested in advance notice of any other anniversary events!

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