Demolition begins on Baptist church


Old portion of East Sedalia Baptist Church torn down

The old portion of the East Sedalia Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Fifth Street and Summit Avenue, was demolished throughout the day Monday.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church Building Trustee David Bergman said there are no immediate plans to replace the old building. The grounds will be leveled off and grass will be planted.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

“We’ve mainly been using the old building for storage and we decided it would be more cost effective to tear the building down,” Bergman said. “We’ve been paying for the water and utilities for the building and it’s really not being used.”


Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church Historian Don Morton said the church was initially established in March 1875, but the building being demolished Monday dates back to 1909. Serces are still being hosted in the new building, which was built 1977.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

B&P Excavating was hired to tear down the old building. The company recently was hired to demolish the old Eddie’s Drive-In on West Broadway Boulevard to make room for a medical facility.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

Bob Slaughter of B&P Excavating said most of the rubble from the old building will be crushed and recycled by the company.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

The excavator being used is a 324 long stick excavator equipped with a special 60-foot boom.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church officials said even though the land will be planted with grass, they have the option to build on the land in the future. The demolition of the 10,000-square-foot building will likely be completed today.


Tim Epperson | Democrat

The old portion of the East Sedalia Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Fifth Street and Summit Avenue, was demolished throughout the day Monday.

Church Building Trustee David Bergman said there are no immediate plans to replace the old building. The grounds will be leveled off and grass will be planted.

“We’ve mainly been using the old building for storage and we decided it would be more cost effective to tear the building down,” Bergman said. “We’ve been paying for the water and utilities for the building and it’s really not being used.”

Church Historian Don Morton said the church was initially established in March 1875, but the building being demolished Monday dates back to 1909. Serces are still being hosted in the new building, which was built 1977.

B&P Excavating was hired to tear down the old building. The company recently was hired to demolish the old Eddie’s Drive-In on West Broadway Boulevard to make room for a medical facility.

Bob Slaughter of B&P Excavating said most of the rubble from the old building will be crushed and recycled by the company.

The excavator being used is a 324 long stick excavator equipped with a special 60-foot boom.

Church officials said even though the land will be planted with grass, they have the option to build on the land in the future. The demolition of the 10,000-square-foot building will likely be completed today.

The old portion of the East Sedalia Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Fifth Street and Summit Avenue, was demolished throughout the day Monday.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church1-1.jpgThe old portion of the East Sedalia Baptist Church, located at the corner of East Fifth Street and Summit Avenue, was demolished throughout the day Monday. Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church Building Trustee David Bergman said there are no immediate plans to replace the old building. The grounds will be leveled off and grass will be planted.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church10.jpgChurch Building Trustee David Bergman said there are no immediate plans to replace the old building. The grounds will be leveled off and grass will be planted. Tim Epperson | Democrat

“We’ve mainly been using the old building for storage and we decided it would be more cost effective to tear the building down,” Bergman said. “We’ve been paying for the water and utilities for the building and it’s really not being used.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church2.jpg“We’ve mainly been using the old building for storage and we decided it would be more cost effective to tear the building down,” Bergman said. “We’ve been paying for the water and utilities for the building and it’s really not being used.” Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church Historian Don Morton said the church was initially established in March 1875, but the building being demolished Monday dates back to 1909. Serces are still being hosted in the new building, which was built 1977.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church3.jpgChurch Historian Don Morton said the church was initially established in March 1875, but the building being demolished Monday dates back to 1909. Serces are still being hosted in the new building, which was built 1977. Tim Epperson | Democrat

B&P Excavating was hired to tear down the old building. The company recently was hired to demolish the old Eddie’s Drive-In on West Broadway Boulevard to make room for a medical facility.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church5.jpgB&P Excavating was hired to tear down the old building. The company recently was hired to demolish the old Eddie’s Drive-In on West Broadway Boulevard to make room for a medical facility. Tim Epperson | Democrat

Bob Slaughter of B&P Excavating said most of the rubble from the old building will be crushed and recycled by the company.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church4.jpgBob Slaughter of B&P Excavating said most of the rubble from the old building will be crushed and recycled by the company. Tim Epperson | Democrat

The excavator being used is a 324 long stick excavator equipped with a special 60-foot boom.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church6.jpgThe excavator being used is a 324 long stick excavator equipped with a special 60-foot boom. Tim Epperson | Democrat

Church officials said even though the land will be planted with grass, they have the option to build on the land in the future. The demolition of the 10,000-square-foot building will likely be completed today.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Church8.jpgChurch officials said even though the land will be planted with grass, they have the option to build on the land in the future. The demolition of the 10,000-square-foot building will likely be completed today. Tim Epperson | Democrat
Old portion of East Sedalia Baptist Church torn down
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