Gloria Dei Episcopal Church is the oldest church building in Pennsylvania, and among the oldest in the country. It was built between the years 1698 and 1700 for Swedish settlers and was constructed of Flemish bond and black header brick. It served as the Swedish Lutheran Church for almost 150 years, and then became part of the Episcopal Church in 1845. Because of its unique historical signiﬁcance it was designated as a National Historic Site in 1942.Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 419 S 6th Street
The Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1794 by Richard Allen, an African-American Methodist minister. The church has been located at the corner of Sixth and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since that time, making it the oldest church property continuously owned by African Americans. The church was organized by African-American members of St. George’s Methodist Church who walked out due to racial segregation in the worship services.
It was one of the first African-American churches in the United States, dedicated July 29, 1794, by Bishop Francis Asbury. On October 12, 1794, Reverend Robert Blackwell announced that the congregation was received in full fellowship in the Methodist Episcopal Church. The current church, constructed in 1888-1890, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
(From WikiPedia)Nazareth Baptist Church 1009 S. Third Street
Phat Quang Buddhist Temple 4th and Carpenter Streets
Formally the site of the Emanuel German Evangelical Lutheran Church, this location became the site of the Phat Quang Buddist Temple in 2010.Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Church 754 S. 3rd Street
Founded in 1946 by Rev. James H. Tucker, Phillips Temple Christian Methodist Church is named after the late Bishop Phillip, an inspiring Bishop in the CME conference.St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church 218 Queen Street
Founded in 1840, the Church of St. Philip Neri became the ninth Catholic church in Philadelphia and its neighboring districts. St. Philip Neri was the first church in the Philadelphia Archdiocese to be founded as a free church and offered the first free Catholic school. The church was designed by Eugene Napoleon LeBrun (1821-1901), a well-known Philadelphia architect, as part of his first commission at the age of 18.
St. Stanislaus was founded in the late 1890s by the Polish community in South Philadelphia who were seeking a local venue for celebrating Polish devotions and customs. The community petitioned the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to approve the purchase of a former Protestant church building on the 200 block of Fitzwater Street. After much fundraising, the building was purchased and the parish was named in honor of Poland’s patron saint, Saint Stanislaus.
On July 1, 2006, St. Stanislaus Church became a worship site of St. Philip Neri Parish. St. Stanislaus Church remains a place where Mass is celebrated and cherished Polish devotions and customs are continued, while at the same time, it is now part of the St. Philip Neri vibrant parish community.