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Fred Lynch

St. Paul Lutheran Church demolition

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 12:00 AM

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G.D. Fronabarger took these pictures of the demolition of the old St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. It appears that he had enough time to be "Two-shot Frony." The dust cloud seems to indicate a pause between the second and third photos. The third photo was published in the Southeast Missourian on May 17, 1961 with this caption:

Making way for a new church structure, workmen today felled the 53-year-old steeple of the old St. Paul Lutheran Church at Jackson. The 70-foot structure toppled under the stress of steel cables attached to a tractor and truck. Contract has been let to Walter Brockmiller of Farmington to erect the new $360,000 church edifice to replace the older one. The main part of the old building was razed a few days ago.

A new church was built on the site. The building was dedicated Dec. 2, 1962. The last photo shows it as published Feb 23, 1963 in the Achievement Edition.

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