Then and Now
Then: The Park View Christian Church, ca. 1921. Along with the Park View Elementary School, one of the oldest structures identified with Park View.
Now: New Commandment Baptist Church. The building has taken its licks over the years, but is still largely intact. While the church still has its original stained glass windows, there is a pain or two that is broken. On the side of the structure is a row of fan lights. Originally, these had green slag glass panes, which are mostly gone now, but they could easily enough be replaced/repaired.
Considering the importance of this building in the community’s history, I’d love to see it restored. I doubt that will happen, though, until the subsidized housing across the street from it changes to something else.