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After a long battle, the destruction of the closed church begins Business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition of a shuttered 19th-century church in Philadelphia has begun after a years-long fight by some neighbors to save the crumbling structure.

Last week, crews surrounded the 140-year-old St. Lawrence Church in the Fishtown area with scaffolding, fencing and barricades. Neighbors gathered Wednesday to see their final appearance, taking pictures and pointing to a huge cross once attached to the building that sat next to the fence, KYW reported.

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