The Board of L&I Review voted unanimously to issue a stay of demolition on the Church of the Assumption this afternoon. Samuel Stretton, the attorney representing the Callowhill Neighborhood Association, said that no demolition activity will take place until the Board hears CNA’s appeal of the demolition permit. The hearing for the appeal is set for January 8, 2013, at 3PM.
For our story on the legal precedents emerging in this case, click HERE.
For our story on the events that led to today’s ruling, click HERE.
For our editorial advocating for preserving the church, click HERE.
For our photo gallery on the church’s interior, click HERE.
For our story connecting the Church of the Assumption’s architecture to Franklin’s kite experiment, click HERE.
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Christopher Mote is a graduate of Holy Family University and the Creative Writing Program at Temple University. Currently a freelance writer and editor, he lives in South Philadelphia and blogs about art and culture here.