Universalist church building demolition watch

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This time, Peoria, Illinois. Sure, the congregation sold it, but it seems noteworthy because this was once one of the largest Universalist churches in the country.

The 94-year-old Universalist Unitarian Church in Peoria, which was sold to Methodist Medical Center last October and could be demolished, has been put on a list of the top 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois, officials announced Wednesday.

Peoria Journal Star, 15 March 2005

http://pjstar.com/stories/031005/TRI_B5QAQ2LT.046.shtml

One Reply to “Universalist church building demolition watch”

  1. It has been a huge disappointment that Methodist hospital ..the current owner of the rubble that was the Church has demolished the building. In a town that has a lot of great architecture… this was one of the world class examples. I wish the church wouldn’t have sold to someone who vocally intended to demolish the building. I think it is disturbing to tear down a Church. Especially when the new owner doesn’t even say what is going to take its place. The Church members and Methodist should put a historic plaque for our children to read of our legacy-Here Lies the remains of the 94-year-old Universalist Unitarian Church in Peoria, we tore it down for another parking lot.

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