Broad and Ridge Avenue phila pa

North Philadelphia

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George "Father Divine"Baker was a leader of a congregation who was loyal to him and used the financial gifts for a succesful business. The Divine Lorraine hotel in North Philadelphia. The hotel which is also known as "The Lorraine Apartments" housed some of philadelphia's wealthiest
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residents, who became rich as a result of the industrial revolution. Father Divine was also a leader of " the UNIVERSAL PEACE MOVEMENT", who believed that all people were equal under god.
-It was one of the first high-rise apartment buildings in the city
-Was sold to father Divine in 1918 and became the first hotel in Philadelphia to be fully racially intergrated.
-In 1994 it was listed on the Nations Register of Historic places as a site significant to history
-the Universal Peace Movement still exist
-It is now on the endangered Properties Lists.

*In 2006 it was sold to a dutch company who demolished much of the interior, removing historical elements, the company has found no
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interest in keeping the building up..which is sad
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The hotel is located on the corner of Broad and Fairmount streets in North Philadelphia
Divine Lorraine Hotel (1882-1965)

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