Pennsport, which recently lost St. John the Evangelist Church is already losing another 19th century religious building. This time, it's the Greenwich Street Church, a former Presbyterian Sunday school and church which became the home of the Khmer Palelai Buddhist Temple in 1987. Though the church was built in 1866, it had no historic designation, and no variances were required to tear it down.
The Greenwich Street church may not have been Philly's most extravagant church, but it did have a certain simple charm, and its demolition is part of a troubling trend, both in Pennsport and throughout the city.
The land where the church currently stands will be utilized by two single family homes after demolition.
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