- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) - Broken Arrow officials plan to tear down a four-story abandoned convent that has stood as a landmark in the community for decades.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/1uwCfSA ) a date for the demolition hasn’t been set. A spokeswoman for the hospital system that owns the Our Lady of Sorrows Convent says it doesn’t meet building codes. She says the structure has been empty for years and is subject to vandalism.

The convent was built in the 1960s by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, an international Franciscan order that operates the hospital system. It closed eight years ago.

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Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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