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Rocks and Nails: The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free
Carpenters' Company

History lovers will enjoy this talk about the Carpentersʼ Company as an institution, trade guild and professional organization. Alex Palma, Assistant Director of Carpentersʻ Hall, will discuss the Companyʼs role in building the religious landscape of colonial and early federal Philadelphia. Members of the Carpentersʼ Company are known to have been major contributors to the woodwork in Gloria Dei, for example – in both the Philadelphia Church and the earlier Church in Wilmington. Additionally, members of the Company worked on St. Josephʼs Catholic Church, the steeple of Christ Church and the Arch Street Meeting House. Alex will also touch on some of the preservation work being done on these churches and other churches in Old Philadelphia by Carpenters’ Company member firms.

This free program will take place inside the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in Riverside Hall with live piano music provided by the Jazz Sanctuary. For a modest donation, enjoy gourmet cheesecake by a local pastry chef, paired with moscato wine, coffee or tea.

Details

Date:
November 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church
916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Phone:
215-389-1513
Website:
http://www.old-swedes.com

Organizer

Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation
Phone:
215-389-1513
Email:
preserveoldswedes@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.preserveoldswedes.org

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