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Fayetteville church gets reprieve from the wrecking ball

Posted March 8, 2011

— A Fayetteville church slated for demolition has earned a brief reprieve after owners filed a restraining order against the city.

City Code Manager Bart Swanson has said that abandoned Trinity Baptist Church on Hillsboro Street is not structurally sound and is beyond repair.

Brian Watson, a local developer and contractor, wants to fix up the property. He will get to make his case in court March 14.

Watson says he is collecting signatures on a petition to save the building.


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  • superman Mar 9, 2011

    It would probably be less expensive to demolish the church and build a new one rather than trying to fix up the old one. It usually takes more labor to tear out the old stuff than it does to do the actual work. The cost of labor more than doubles in remodeling work and the cost of the materials remain the same.

  • crsnyder777 Mar 8, 2011

    Re build the Church to building codes then reopen it. It shouldn't be hard to find a baptist pastor who would be willing to start a church at that location.