Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

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Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, north of Morrowville, will be torn down soon. The church is 133 years old, but hasn’t been used for services since 2009.

Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

A hand-painted dove adorned the ceiling in the church.

Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

The original church was built in 1887 after Catholics in the area worked with St. John Catholic Church in Hanover about this westward expansion.

Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

The interior of the church is still clean and crisp, but utilities and insurance are expensive. Former church members were allowed to purchase items from inside the church last year.

Rural Catholic church being torn down after 133 years

A belfry and front entrance was added to the original 1887 church in 1910, but a tornado in 1932 tore the bell tower off and it was reconstructed without the pointed steeple.

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