Phila. Historical Commission Gives Historic Designation To Vacant Fishtown Church BuildingSt. Laurentius Church, which was slated to be demolished, has won a reprieve from the city's Historical Commission by receiving a historical designation.
A Catholic School in Fishtown Prepares To Celebrate 125 Years, Despite Loss of Adjacent Church It's been nearly a year since the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed St. Laurentius Church. But its namesake school, next door, is still open and ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
Removal Of Sacred Objects From Fishtown Church Sparks Outrage, Renewed Will To Fight ArchdioceseLongtime members of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown weren't happy with the Archdiocese when it removed relic structures from the building this week.