Crumbling Historic Black Church to get New Look

21 01 2013

From WCSC Live 5 News – 20 Jan 2013
by Corey Davis

Rotted wood, holes in the wall and on the verge of collapse. The United Missionary Chapel in downtown Charleston sits empty in DeReef Park on Morris Street. Once a prominent structure in the black community, it will soon get a makeover.

“Its going to crumble unfortunately,” said Dana Campbell, member of Friends of DeReef Park.

The City of Charleston plans to renovate the church and members of the organization, Friends of DeReef Park are there to make sure its done correctly.

“Saving it as park would be the ultimate goal but in the meantime if its too late, if we could somehow preserve the chapel. That’s what I would like to do,” said Campbell.

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