While the battle to save the Church of the Assumption from the wrecking ball grows more desperate, the man who designed the building will be the focus of a symposium next month in New York City.
Patrick Charles Keely designed more than 700 churches and ecclesiastical buildings in the United and States and Canada from the 1840s through the 1890s – most of which still stand. But he has been relatively unknown in architectural circles, according to the Monuments Conservancy, which will host the symposium on March 22.
The church at 1133 Spring Garden Street is of particular significance, explained Edward Furey, of Enfield, Conn., the founder of the Keely Society, which is dedicated to documenting the architect’s life and work.

(via PlanPhilly | Little-known architect of threatened church to be focus of NYC symposium)