Philadelphia Common Pleas Court sets timetable for hearing church preservation case

    A church preservation case is set to be heard in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, according to

    Alan Jaffe of PlanPhilly reports the timetable has been set for the hearing of an appeal to allow a social service agency to raze the Church of Assumption, while the agency seeks to sell the entire complex of buildings on the 1100 block of Spring Garden Street.

    According to the report, a judge has issued a scheduling for two groups, Siloam and the Callowhill Neighborhood Association to file their briefs by early December.

    Siloam assists people with HIV/AIDS and the Callowhill Neighborhood Association is working with the preservation community to save the church building.

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    Oral arguments are scheduled to be heard by Judge Idee Fox sometime after January 2.

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