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October 10, 2013

Historic church up for sale

INGALLS — A church building built in the early 1900s is up for sale in Ingalls after the Town Council decided it was costing the town too much money.

Kip Golden, Ingalls clerk-treasurer, said the church that used the building died out years ago and the local Lions Club took over the care of the building on Randall Street.

Golden said there was a provision in the lease stipulating that Ingalls take ownership of the building should something happen to the club. He said the club folded in the mid 2000s.

This left the town with an old building needing improvements. Golden said they tried to hold town hall meetings in the church but they decided the building needed too much work.

“Now it’s just a home for raccoons,” Golden said. “And we’re still paying utilities on it.”

Golden said the building needs a lot of work to become viable again after sitting dormant for a few years.

Because it has become a burden to Ingalls, they are accepting bids for the building from individuals who want to use it. Golden said they have tried to sell the building in the past with no luck.

“We’re just throwing a line out there to see if we get anything,” he said.

He did not say what price range the town is looking for because they are having the building appraised. The town does reserve the right to reject any and all bids it receives.

Golden said the building could be ideal for a small church wanting to grow into a bigger building. He also said there is a resident who has been trying to organize a flea market in her yard, which isn’t allowed in Ingalls. He said he thought the building could work for her.

While the building is old, Golden said it is not listed on any historic registers so if the purchaser wanted to have it demolished they could. He said they would like to see it stay up if possible but realize it would be a lot of work to get it up to acceptable standards.

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