St. John’s church demolition looks apocalyptic

Demolition of St. John’s Episcopal at Reed and Moyamensing has begun, sending a cloud of dust onto that section of Pennsport. Thanks to photographer Tug Haines for sending us these pictures:

Otherworldly, no?
Otherworldly, no?

The church is being demolished to make way for 12 townhouses.









At least all the history isn’t being erased from the neighborhood. Sacred Heart School across the street was sold to Christopher Columbus charter, so that structure will live on.

2 thoughts on “St. John’s church demolition looks apocalyptic

  • May 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    The demolition guys said there was so much dust because the mortar between the stones turned to grit and dust when demolished. RIP 1830 – 2013

  • May 26, 2013 at 7:13 am

    It is so sad, like watching a part of our heritage destroyed

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