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Church of the Assumption
Built: 1848
Status: Abandoned / Facing Demolition
Explored: December 2012

Rotting away in Philadelphia's Poplar neighborhood just north of Center City, the Church of the Assumption is a relic that holds close ties to two significant Philadelphians: Benjamin Franklin and Saint Katherine Drexel.

In addition to architecturally defining the neighborhood, Its twin copper spires (long since oxidized) are said to mark the approximate location of Franklin's famed kite experiment that led to the formal discovery of electricity. 

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