- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FENTON, Mich. (AP) - A building dating back to the 1860s that once served as a seminary is set to come down in a city south of Flint.

Mike Reilly, the city of Fenton’s building and zoning administrator, says demolition of the Fenton seminary is scheduled to begin Tuesday. He says the building’s foundation is going bad.

The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/1OreSSP ) reports the 10,000-square-foot building was built in 1867, and was listed in 1983 on the National Register of Historic Places. It served as a seminary for 18 years, and was also a home for retired Baptist ministers, an apartment complex and a school.

The building has been vacant since 1967.

An interior designer who acquired it gave up on a renovation plan in 2007. Part of the building collapsed in a 2013 storm.


Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint



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