6151-53 Germantown Avenue
Tulpehocken Theater/New Bethel AME Church

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1982 National Register of Historic Places Inventory for Colonial Germantown Historic District:
"Tulpehocken Theater, 1914, William Hoffman, architect; altered to New Bethel AME Church, c. 1961; extensive alterations 1977, two stories, brick. --- Intrusion."

Bethel A.M.E. Church, organized in 1859, is Germantown's only pre-Civil War African-American church. In 1907 the church occupied a building at Rittenhouse and Morton Streets. In 1961 the congregation acquired the former Tulpehocken Theater, which has since been altered considerably.

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