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.

(via Assumption church is sold, may be saved from demolition Р