L & I Review Board Issues Stay Of Demolition For Assumption

 

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

Photo: Nathaniel Popkin

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.

About the author

Christopher Mote covers stories of preservation, planning, zoning and development. He lives in South Philadelphia and has a special fondness for brownstone churches and mansard roofs.



3 Comments


  1. Pretty hard to argue “hardship” after the property was just sold to you, when the hardship statute requires you demonstrate the property cannot be sold. lol

  2. God I hope this demolition is called off. We don’t have buildings of this caliber just laying around, we need to cherish and celebrate each and every one. What a horrible insult to our cultural heritage it would be if this were allowed to perish.

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