Church Of The Assumption Sold–Update

 

Sources tell the Hidden City Daily that the 1849 Church of the Assumption on Spring Garden Street has been sold by social services agency Siloam.

Siloam’s attempt to win approval for the demolition of the church is still pending.

A real estate broker involved in the transaction has indicated to us that the buyer is a local development group without definitive development plans for the site.

About the author

Hidden City co-editor Nathaniel Popkin’s latest book is the novel Lion and Leopard (The Head and The Hand Press). He is also the author of Song of the City (Four Walls Eight Windows/Basic Books) and The Possible City (Camino Books). He is senior writer and script editor of the Emmy-winning documentary series “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” and the fiction review editor of Cleaver Magazine. Popkin's literary criticism appears in the Wall Street Journal, Public Books, The Kenyon Review, and The Millions. He is writer-in-residence of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.



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