Friday, June 21, 2013
Scaffolding arrives for demolition of Mary Help of Christians
EVG reader Greg Masters notes that crews are putting up the sidewalk shed and scaffolding outside Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and rectory on East 12th Street this morning.
Developer Douglas Steiner bought the property last fall for an unspecified residential complex.
On May 23, local preservationists called for a complete archaeological evaluation of the grounds below Mary Help of Christians Church on East 12th Street. The site was once home to a cemetery, and the groups are concerned that some burial plots may remain.
Looks as if there won't be any archeological review here.
The church opened in 1917.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory
Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site
Posted by Grieve at 9:20 AM