July 13, 2012
Buying a church
As an 11th generation Charlestonian I am appalled at the ease of buying a historic downtown church and turning it into a private residence.
Not an abandoned, dilapidated church, but a thriving, productive church that benefits the city in remarkable ways.
I refuse to be silent, as my relatives were when the Charleston Hotel was demolished in 1960, and the Orphan House Chapel was torn down in the mid ’50s to make a parking lot.
Where is the Lutheran Synod? Where is Mayor Joe Riley?
My ancestors are spinning in their graves.
Deanne Clark Highway 17 North Mount Pleasant