- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The city of Springfield has donated $10,000 to prevent the demolition of a temple that has historic significance to the city’s black community.

The city made the pledge this week to a group trying to save Timmons Temple. The funds are from the Minor Neighborhood Improvement Program.

Paula Ringer, a member of a committee trying to save the temple, said about $120,000 of the $200,000 needed to relocate the temple has been raised. A developer who bought the church wants it moved to erect an apartment complex on the site.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1uB0m1l ) Timmons Temple was built in 1932 and was a place of worship for four generations of the city’s black residents.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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