This gallery was posted by zpatten on the photo-sharing website imgur.com. zpatten's captions really make the gallery come to life, and none more so than this one: Somebody had left an old newspaper near what was formerly the center aisle between the two sections of pews. As you can see, this is dated December 11, 1926. Coincidentally, demolition is set for December 11, 2012. Eerie.
As we now know, the church is not going to be demo'd this instant, but as Inga Saffron points out in her excellent Changing Skyline column today, "The long-term chances of saving the church are not good."
· The Church of the Assumption (Philadelphia) [imgur]
· Historic church on Spring Garden gets a reprieve [Inquirer]
· Changing Skyline: Distressing fate of a church [Inquirer]
· Church of the Assumption Archives [CPHI]