St. Francis Xavier Church, Philadelphia

St. Francis Xavier is a striking asymmetric Romanesque church at 24th and Green Streets near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.  It was originally built in 1893-1898 to designs by architect Edward Durang, extended to its present size in 1906, and rebuilt in 1908 after being damaged by a fire that started in a nearby hat factory.  Unlike many Catholic churches, it did not modify its old High Altar following the liturgical reforms of Vatican II in 1962.

Copyright: Thomas K Sharpless
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15000x7500
Taken: 26/02/2010
Uploaded: 21/05/2010
Updated: 30/06/2014


Tags: church; altar; philadelphia
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    Is there an alumni association?
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