Thursday, January 18, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church demolition underway downtown

From Newark-

Trinity Episcopal Church parishioners experienced a combination of sadness, relief and anticipation at Sunday's final service in the sanctuary before demolition of the 125-year-old church.

Demolition of the crumbling downtown building on the corner of East Main and First streets began in mid-December but will take several months because every stone will be sold for salvage.

Chuck Morello, senior warden at the church, said the demolition work ends five years of making every effort to save the structure. It will be at least April before demolition is completed, and probably three years before another building takes its place.

"It's sad to see it go," Morello said. "There were a lot of tears at the service Sunday. I think we have parishioners everywhere from sad to relieved. It's been a long slog. We've been five years at this.

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