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    • Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Reprieve granted for historic Spring Garden church

Hold the wrecking ball. The Church of the Assumption received a pre-holiday gift Tuesday from the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review, which granted a stay on the demolition permit pulled…

    • Notices posted on the doors of the church say it will be demolished on or after Dec. 11.

Owner of historic Church of the Assumption says he isn’t able to preserve it

The owner of the Church of the Assumption, the historic structure at the center of a longstanding preservation battle, said he does not want to raze what he calls a “beautiful…

    • “Sale” signs are still posted on the church and school, two weeks after the property was sold.

Demolition debate may continue over Church of the Assumption

The court battle over the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption may continue, despite the recent change in ownership. Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young, the law firm representing Siloam,…

    • Church of the Assumption sold to developer

Church of the Assumption sold to developer

After four years of trying to raze the historic building at 11th and Spring Garden Streets, the social service agency that owns the Church of the Assumption has sold it and…

    • The Church of the Assumption, 1123-33 Spring Garden St., was designated historic by the city in May 2009.

L&I review board releases findings in support of Church of the Assumption's preservation

Siloam, the social service agency that owns the historic Church of the Assumption, did not try hard enough to sell the property before seeking permission to demolish it, and the Philadelphia…

    • Edison eastern wall

Mixed scoreboard for preservationists in 2011

For the preservation community, this has been a year of renewed hope for a neighborhood landmark and a waterfront icon. But other historic buildings were lost to fire and demolition. The…

    • Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

Ballet's plan for N. Broad would raze building in Callowhill historic district

The announcement in October that the Pennsylvania Ballet would create a $17.5 million dance center on North Broad Street was greeted with ovations by the city and arts community. The groundbreaking…

    • The former convent sits behind the church on Brandywine Street.

Church preservation case to be heard in Common Pleas Court

Philadelphia Common Pleas Court has set the timetable for hearing the appeal to allow a social service agency to raze the historic Church of the Assumption, while the agency seeks to…

    • The next battle over the preservation of the Church of the Assumption will take place in Philadelphia courts.

Owner of church takes demolition appeal to Common Pleas Court

Siloam, the social service agency that owns the Church of the Assumption and adjacent buildings, has filed an appeal in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to allow it to demolish…

    • The church was built by architect Patrick Charles Keely in 1848-49.

L&I review board supports civic group's appeal to save church

The historic Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street was thrown a lifeline today, when the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review voted in favor of a civic group’s appeal…

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Two cases test the legal teeth of the Historical Commission

The owners and the neighbors of the Church of the Assumption are waiting for the next ruling on the fate of the historic building – a decision of the Board of…

    • Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

Assumption Church battle gets under way in L&I arena

The legal battle over the survival of the Church of the Assumption moved firmly into the jurisdiction of the Board of Licenses & Inspection Review today. But after five hours of…

    • L&I review board to hear appeal on demolition of historic church

L&I review board to hear appeal on demolition of historic church

A hearing this week on the fate of the Church of the Assumption before the Board of Licenses & Inspections Review was continued until next month, but not before the owners…

    • The steeple of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church has watched over the Southwark neighborhood since the mid-1800s.e

Preservation Row: New life for landmark church in South Philadelphia

While the struggle continues over the future of the Church of the Assumption in Callowhill, another distinctive religious building appears to have a much brighter horizon. The Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church…

    • The Church of the Assumption was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in 2009.

State historical commission seeks to block Church of the Assumption demolition

(PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this article)The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has entered the battle over the fate of the Church of the Assumption, with its chairman Wayne…

    • The Church of the Assumption, on the 1100 block of Spring Garden, is a neighborhood landmark.

Historical Commission approves demolition of 19th-century Church of the Assumption

An almost evenly divided Philadelphia Historical Commission voted Friday to allow the demolition of the historic Church of the Assumption, the 19th-century structure at 1123-33 Spring Garden Street. Five commission members…

    • Historical Commission committee OKs owner's request to demolish historic church

Historical Commission committee OKs owner's request to demolish historic church

The Church of the Assumption, the historic 19th-century church at 11th and Spring Garden Streets, moved closer to demolition on Tuesday, when the architectural committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted…

    • With the stained glass removed years ago and the replacement window long since destroyed, the interior is open to the elements.

Without a buyer, historic church remains in limbo

The Church of the Assumption, which was placed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places in May 2009, remains a source of contention between the owners and the surrounding community, as…

    • William Steele & Sons used polychrome Art Deco ornamentation on the upper levels of the Terminal Commerce Building.

Gritty Callowhill is recognized as National Historic District

The newest national historic district in Philadelphia is not what you might expect. It isn’t a mall of Revolutionary landmarks, a neighborhood of Colonial homes, or a row of 19th-century brownstones.…

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