Consummatum Est: The Demolition of Transfiguration

 

[“IT IS FINISHED”–TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JEREMY QUATTLEBAUM]

On the corner of 56th and Cedar in West Philadelphia stands the last remnants of the Church of the Transfiguration. Vacant since 2000, the church was shut down by the archdiocese along with the school, convent, and rectory complex. When Boy’s Latin purchased the Church of Transfiguration’s school complex, it also purchased the church, which is being demolished to allow the school to expand.

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