Councilman Stephen Shelley, who is the City Council’s Liaison to the Historic Preservation Board, and Mrs. Yvonne Knowles, Chairwoman of the Historic Preservation Board and Director of Homestead Main Street, presented to Trinity Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Church a bronze plaque that establishes the church as a Historical Designation.
“I have the honor of recognizing a historical landmark in our City,” said Councilman Shelley at the April Council meeting where the plaque was presented.
The Trinity Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Church located at 512 SW 4th St. was designated a historical landmark by the City and the Historic Preservation Board on June 30th 2010.
“In 1940 the Trinity Faith Tabernacle Deliverance Church was the only African American movie theater in the City of Homestead and to this day it has maintained its architectural and cultural distinction,” said Mrs. Yvonne Knowles.
Bishop Percy L. McCoy expressed gratitude to the City Council and the Historic Preservation Board for their dedication and hard work to designate the Church a Historical Landmark. The bronze plaque that explains the historical designation will be installed on the outside of the Church.