Corner of Legion Ave. and Greenwood St. named to honor founders of New Haven church

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Two founders of a New Haven church were honored in the Elm City Saturday.

The corner of Legion Avenue and Greenwood Street was dedicated to Bishop James Perkins and his wife Pastor Tanzella Perkins. They founded Mount Calvary Holy Church Revival Center.

Bishop James Perkins died in 1991, and Pastor Tanzella Perkins died in 2010.

Their daughter, Tancella Perkins, said both her parents would have enjoyed this day.

She said, “I believe they would be extremely happy, especially Bishop Perkins. He was very outgoing and all of the above. And they would be extremely happy. Extremely, to put it mildly. And it’s such a privilege and an honor to honor them. Even though they are sleeping now, I believe that somehow they know.”

Mount Calvary Holy Church Revival Center was founded in 1970.

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