The Church of the Assumption, a building on the city’s Historic Register that had been the focus of court fights over its possible demolition, was sold on July 5 to a real-estate developer.
The new owner is John Wei, of JI Investments LLC, said Cathy McGuire, executive director of Siloam, a nonprofit that provides counseling for people HIV/AIDS and other services. The organization had won permission to demolish the church from the Philadelphia Historical Commission but stiff community opposition scuttled that plan.
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