• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
°
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

Gary looks to turn abandoned church into tourist site

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Saturday, August 12, 2017 09:49 am

GARY, Ind. Gary officials are looking to turn a longtime symbol of the city's blight into a tourist attraction.

The city's Redevelopment Commission is considering bids for structural engineering and architectural work to transform the dilapidated City Methodist Church into a large ruins garden.

The Gothic-style church was built in the 1920s but closed in 1975 after years of declining membership. Most of its roof has collapsed, leaving the building a frequent site for visitors exploring and photographing urban decay.

City planning director Joseph Van Dyk tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that the City Church Ruins Garden project aims to create a unique attraction with areas safe for organized events.

The city has received a $163,000 private grant toward the project, but doesn't yet know how much the work will cost.

___

Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

Comments

News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus