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Acts of the Apostles Church in Jesus Christ, 1400-28 North Twenty-eighth Street, northwest corner of North Twenty-eighth & Master Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Acts of the Apostles Church in Jesus Christ, 1400-28 North Twenty-eighth Street, northwest corner of North Twenty-eighth & Master Streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

 
 
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Significance: The parish buildings of St. Ludwig's Roman Catholic Church are important landmarks to both a disappeared urban community and another that endures. The structures are located in an area of Philadelphia known as "Brewerytown," which was historically home to German-Americans and their breweries. After the breakdown of the German community in the area, particularly after the passage of Prohibition, African Americans located to the area and in addition to buying and renting area houses, they appropriated extant religious structures for their own ministries.
Survey number: HABS PA-6694
Building/structure dates: 1891 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1893 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1901 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1906-1908 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1902 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1975

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Brewerytown neighborhood
Price, Virgina Barrett, transmitter
Elliott, Joseph, photographer
Jacobs, James A, historian
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