Historic High Point church to be demolished

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First Baptist Church at 701 E. Washington St. in High Point. (Google Maps)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The sanctuary of one of High Point’s oldest black churches will be demolished later this month, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

The First Baptist Church Cathedral reportedly has a number of problems with its facilities.

One wall of the 106-year-old building is leaning and one side of the bell tower is sinking.

The Rev. Michael Robinson said the cost of repairs is more than the 60-member church can pay.

Workers already have removed pews and carpets. Officials said they will remove the 100-year-old stained glass for storage in the next few days. The demolition is expected to cost $76,000.

The church, founded in 1871, is looking for a new place to hold services. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Source: The Greensboro News & Record