Saturday, July 25, 2015

Historic Houma church may be rebuilt by early next year

From Louisiana-

A historic downtown Houma church being rebuilt may be ringing its bells again early next year after a fire destroyed it more than four years ago.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 243 Barrow St., was built in the mid-1850s as a place of worship for local Christians and as a community gathering point. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Sites in 1989 but burned down in an electrical fire on Nov. 11, 2010.

Only a shell of the original structure remained, but this proved to be the structural basis for the new church, said the Rev. Craig Dalferes. St. Matthew's pastor.

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