Location: Near 6th and Green Streets
Camera: Nikon FM2n
Lens: Nikkor 135mm f2.8
Image Size: 6” x 9” @260 dpi
Film: Kodak Portra 400
Scan: Epson V500
Print: Epson Artisan 1430/ Cone color inks/ Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Lustre
At the time of its construction, around 1900, the steeple of this church was likely the highest point in the neighborhood. Serving both as a religious and social anchor, houses of worship like this often took decades to complete and were over-built with care and artistry; they needed to endure for centuries. Now their numbers are dwindling in Philadelphia’s urban-scape. The steeple of another church near 11th and Spring Garden, likely to be razed, is visible in the background.