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FIRST CHURCH EDIFICE, THIRD STREET ABOVE GIRARD AVENUE, 1823-1844

THE PHILADELPHIA
BIBLE-CHRISTIAN CHURCH

For The
First Century of its Existence

From
1817 to 1917

Compiled by
THE MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE
Created for that and other purposes by a
resolution adopted at a Special Church

Meeting held May 6, 1917.

PRESS OF
J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PHILADELPHIA, 1922

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PREFACE

IN ACCORDANCE with regular and formal action taken at a special meeting of the members of The Philadelphia Bible-Christian Church held at the headquarters of the Church, 1023 Foulkrod Street, Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 8, 1917, provision was made for the creation of a Maintenance Committee.

Prominent among other duties assigned to this Committee, was the preparation of a brief history of the first century of the Church: 1817-1917 in Philadelphia. It is proposed to deposit such history, together with books, pamphlets and papers with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

In compiling this little work the Committee has made full use of the privilege of inspecting the official Church records, and the greater portion of the information presented is derived from these sources, the remainder being supplied either from letters and other Church papers, or from the memories of some members of the Committee, so that all herein set forth possesses at least the virtue of being reliable.

In its personnel the Committee includes one member over ninety-two years of age, originally a member of the Bible-Christian Church in England and for more

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