- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Supporters of a historic church that has served as the gateway to a central Indiana community for more than a century are trying to raise more than $38,000 in just over a week to save it from demolition.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/2otIz03 ) a plan for developers to convert St. John United Church of Christ in Cumberland just east of Indianapolis into senior housing with 60 units hit a snag when the project didn’t receive federal housing tax credits required for redevelopment. It’s on a waiting list, but the congregation needs $75,000 by May 4 to pay for the maintenance or the structure could be razed as soon as June 1.

So far, the preservation group Indiana Landmarks has pledged $25,000 and private donors say they’ll provide another $12,000.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com

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