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Spirit Lake Historical Society plans to buy local landmark

Posted September 4

— A landmark in Spirit Lake, Idaho, that has sat vacant in recent years could see new life.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/2eVSDYB ) that the Spirit Lake Historical Society has signed letter of intent to buy and restore the former Catholic Church at Highway 41 and Jefferson.

Chris Robinson, a historical society member, says they hope to turn the building into a cultural center for the town. It also could be a venue for weddings and other gatherings.

The building and lot are listed at $120,000 by Michael Giannini and the final price will be negotiated.

Robinson said the historical society doesn't have the funds for the purchase, but it's working on fundraising, including grants.

Giannini said he's tickled that the historical society wants the building.

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