The Harrisburg African-American Churches Neighborhood Revitalization Preservation Planning Project
The Harrisburg African-American Churches Neighborhood Revitalization Preservation Planning Project will empower a group of African-American congregations in the City of Harrisburg to be agents of neighborhood preservation and revitalization. This project will have significant public benefit in the preservation of historic physical resources and supporting human resources in the underserved capital region.
Program Participation Criteria
The project is building on an inventory of historic African-American church resources in Harrisburg conducted by Emily T. Cooperman, Ph.D., through a Technical Assistance Grant awarded to the Interdenominational Ministers Conference of Greater Harrisburg (IMC) by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in the summer of 2012. Based on this report, and working in consultation with the IMC and the staff of the Bureau for Historic Preservation of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a group of African-American congregations that own historic churches was selected to participate in this project. Eight congregations, who pledged their commitment and congregational resources to complete the project, were selected to participate.
Second Baptist Church – 424 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Tabernacle Baptist Church – 1106 Capital Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Rose of Sharon Baptist Church – 1919 N. 4th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Camp Curtin Mitchell Memorial UMC – 2221 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Fountain Gate Church and Ministries – 1419 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Wesley Union AME Zion Church – 5th and Camp Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Harris AME Zion – 915 N. 17th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103
McLamb Memorial Church of the Living God – 521 Peffer Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
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