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Albany church demolishes building for greenspace

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 By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The demolition of an Albany downtown building was completed Thursday.  The lot will now be converted into green space.

 The walls of the building at the corner of North Jackson Street and Flint Avenue were torn down today and hauled away.

The 61-year old building was owned by the First United Methodist Church.

It had environmental problems including mold, asbestos, and lead based paint that made it too expensive to repair.

The church decided to tear the building down and use the area to enlarge its prayer garden.

FUMC Board of Trustees chair Penni Ivy said "We are going to plant sod for the time being, and open up the view to the other historical buildings."

Church members say they feel the greenspace park will add to the overall beauty and character of the downtown area.

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