April 21, 1916 ~ OLD CHURCH TO BE RAZED.

April 21, 1916

Independence Edifice, Erected in 1835, Is Sold for $250.

The old Christian church on South Main street, Independence, erected in 1835, is to be torn down.

When the church was sold to the board of education in Independence at a good price the bell was reserved and when the building is razed the bell will go to Dr. John Bryant of Independence who says it called him to worship for many years. The bell was left in the belfry when the church was sold. Recently thieves had made every preparation to lower it when their plans were discovered and upset.

The building and lot cost the board of education $4,500. The building was sold yesterday for $250 to a contractor, who is to take it away.