In a city that bears no murals or other civic signs of appreciation for this African-American religious leader — a major figure in the history of urban religion in the United States — the Divine Lorraine Hotel’s rooftop sign still stands over Broad Street as a beacon north and south, marking and celebrating Divine’s presence in its own special way. It remains as a testimony for passersby of the influence that Father Divine and his Church, the Peace Mission for short, have had on Philadelphia even more than a decade after his followers relinquished control of the building to developers.

(via Father Divine: Still looking over Philadelphia — NewsWorks)