The Philadelphia Board of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) voted on Friday to uphold the stay on the demolition permit of the historic Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street. A representative of owner John Wei spoke out, declaring that the church would have been demolished within a week had the L&I board not upheld the stay. These surely are frightening words for members of the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, which is the leading advocate in the fight for the church's preservation. The twin spires still hang over the Callowhill neighborhood, but is this just a matter of delaying the inevitable?
Curbed recently came across some photos from inside the abandoned church, so take a look and tell us what you think.
· Amazing: Newspaper Dated Dec. 11, 1926, Found in Church [Curbed Philly]
· Previous Coverage of the Church of Assumption [Curbed Philly]
· Board of L&I Review Upholds Stay of Demolition of Church of Assumption [Hidden City]
· Another Reprieve for Church of the Assumption [Philly.com]
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