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Design Pro Development Proudly Presents: The Haven Lofts

We have taken our best efforts in preserving the historical elements of this building. As the public use and popularity of this building as a church had dwindled over the past few decades, we saw an opportunity to give this building a new life while celebrating moments of the past. We hope this building is an inspiration to others to explore adaptive reuses of Philadelphia’s rich historic building and architecture. 

Building: Emmanuel Baptists Church, Established 1892.
Architect: Hazlehurst and Huckel

Pastors of Emmanuel Baptist Church:

  • Dr. Rev. William L. Bentley (1943-1978)
  • Dr. Rev. John Waller Jr. (1980-1985)
  • Pastor Joseph E. Daniels (1987-2020)

Notable Visitors/Speakers:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Rev. Leon Sullivan
  • Rev. William H. Gray, Jr.
  • Lawyer Cecil B. Moore