Church of the Assumption Gets a Demolition Reprieve — But Should It?


Not long ago I got a chance to walk around the embattled Church of the Assumption, the historic Spring Garden church that’s been the subject of a demolition-vs.-preservation battle for what seems like eons now. (Should you require a refresher, there are reviews of the situation here and here.) I’m always sympathetic to the notion of preservation, and given the important role the building has played in the city’s architectural and religious history, I was distressed by the notion of its being torn down to make way for new construction.

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