Update: A portion of the roof over the side porch collapsed in the winter of 2019. The church was purchased at the City tax auction in mid 2019 and is being renovated into a community arts center.
This first photo shows the old Grace Lutheran Church in happier times, back in December of 2013. That was back before kids starting breaking in and vandalizing the church. Based off of arrests, it was not children from the neighborhood, but from the suburbs. Now, if you look below, you can see the windows are starting to be broken out, and the congregation’s hope of getting back in the building after they fix the furnace is slipping away.