IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: Connecticut community mourns loss of historic church after roof collapses

Connecticut’s New London community is reeling after a roof collapsed at the First Congregational Church reports CT Insider.

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CT Insider writes:

… The pile of stone that was once a seemingly indelible landmark in New London should wake state residents to the urgent need to save Connecticut’s historic houses of worship, preservationists say.

“Let’s use this tragedy as an excuse to get this conversation going,” historian and preservationist Bill Hosley said of the collapse on Jan. 25 of the Engaging Heaven Church…

The cause of the cave-in of the church’s granite steeple and much of the roof is under investigation…

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