Ed and Kate Johnson explain the history of the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church and why it is important to save the historic church from the wrecking ball.
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Monday, March 19, 2012
Rock Hill Alderman Ed Johnson, Ward 1, and his wife Kate recently distributed a brief history on the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church and a plea to save the historic church from demolition. See previous article: Group Still Seeking Donations to Save Historic Church They emailed the information to several individuals and organizations in hopes of drumming up financial support to to save the church, which was built in 1845. Here is what they wrote: At the crossroads of Manchester Road and McKnight Road, in the northeast corner of Rock Hill sits the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church. The church is at the crossroads of its life and a cradle of the Civil Rights Movement. A decision has been made to save the Fairfax House, a house built by James C. …
The Save the Rock Hill Church Committee has to raise more than $600,000 in just a few short weeks to save the historic Rock Hill Presbyterian Church from the wrecking ball.
The Save the Rock Hill Church Committee is on a mission. In just a few short weeks, it has to raise $639,500 to save the historic Rock Hill Presbyterian Church from being raised. The church, which was built in 1845, sits on land currently owned by U-Gas. The company, which owns the church, plans to build a gas station and convenience store on the land. Rock Hill officials say construction will most likely begin in a couple months. In January, Rock Hill accepted ownership of the church provided that sufficient funds be raised to pay for the relocation and upkeep. City officials also required the committee to develop a business plan and determine a relocation site. At a Jan. 17 board meeting, the group proposed moving the church and the …