Last goodbye to historic church


FUMC debris to be hauled away

B&P Excavating, of Sedalia, began work Wednesday morning removing debris from the historic First United Methodist Church, located at West Fourth Street and South Osage Avenue. The church burned to the ground March 2. William Paterson, a laborer for B&P, said it should take two days or more to remove the stones, twisted metal and steel from the property.


B & P Excavation employee William Paterson scrapes dried mud and rock from the street along the 400 block of South Osage Avenue Tuesday morning as the company prepares to remove debris from the First United Methodist Church. Several large steel beams were transported out earlier on a flat-bed trailer.


John Colbert, a foreman for B&P Excavating, uses an excavator to dig deep into the debris of the First United Methodist Church late Tuesday morning. The church, built in 1888, was destroyed by a late night fire March 2. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph contributed to the swift moving fire.


FUMC debris to be hauled away

B&P Excavating, of Sedalia, began work Wednesday morning removing debris from the historic First United Methodist Church, located at West Fourth Street and South Osage Avenue. The church burned to the ground March 2. William Paterson, a laborer for B&P, said it should take two days or more to remove the stones, twisted metal and steel from the property.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042016DebrisRemoval-1.jpgB&P Excavating, of Sedalia, began work Wednesday morning removing debris from the historic First United Methodist Church, located at West Fourth Street and South Osage Avenue. The church burned to the ground March 2. William Paterson, a laborer for B&P, said it should take two days or more to remove the stones, twisted metal and steel from the property.

B & P Excavation employee William Paterson scrapes dried mud and rock from the street along the 400 block of South Osage Avenue Tuesday morning as the company prepares to remove debris from the First United Methodist Church. Several large steel beams were transported out earlier on a flat-bed trailer.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042016DebrisRemoval-2.jpgB & P Excavation employee William Paterson scrapes dried mud and rock from the street along the 400 block of South Osage Avenue Tuesday morning as the company prepares to remove debris from the First United Methodist Church. Several large steel beams were transported out earlier on a flat-bed trailer.

John Colbert, a foreman for B&P Excavating, uses an excavator to dig deep into the debris of the First United Methodist Church late Tuesday morning. The church, built in 1888, was destroyed by a late night fire March 2. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph contributed to the swift moving fire.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD042016DebrisRemoval-3.jpgJohn Colbert, a foreman for B&P Excavating, uses an excavator to dig deep into the debris of the First United Methodist Church late Tuesday morning. The church, built in 1888, was destroyed by a late night fire March 2. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph contributed to the swift moving fire.

B&P Excavating, of Sedalia, began work Wednesday morning removing debris from the historic First United Methodist Church, located at West Fourth Street and South Osage Avenue. The church burned to the ground March 2. William Paterson, a laborer for B&P, said it should take two days or more to remove the stones, twisted metal and steel from the property.

B & P Excavation employee William Paterson scrapes dried mud and rock from the street along the 400 block of South Osage Avenue Tuesday morning as the company prepares to remove debris from the First United Methodist Church. Several large steel beams were transported out earlier on a flat-bed trailer.

John Colbert, a foreman for B&P Excavating, uses an excavator to dig deep into the debris of the First United Methodist Church late Tuesday morning. The church, built in 1888, was destroyed by a late night fire March 2. Gusty winds of up to 30 mph contributed to the swift moving fire.

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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