Iconic Oklahoma City church would get reprieve from demolition threat under agreement

By William CrumFirst Christian Church would get a reprieve from the threat of demolition under terms of an agreement to be considered Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Council.Protecting First Christian's iconic white-domed sanctuary from destruction has become a rallying point for historic preservation advocates as the dwindling congregation seeks a buyer.The council will consider a memorandum of understanding among the city, First Christian and Crossings Community Church to stave off demolition while First Christian and Crossings negotiate a sale.First Christian, just north of downtown at 3700 N Walker Ave., could become a satellite campus in the heart of the city for Crossings, a megachurch whose main campus is at 14600 N Portland Ave.The city council meets at 8:30 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

By William Crum

First Christian Church would get a reprieve from the threat of demolition under terms of an agreement to be considered Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Council.

Protecting First Christian's iconic white-domed sanctuary from destruction has become a rallying point for historic preservation advocates as the dwindling congregation seeks a buyer.
The council will consider a memorandum of understanding among the city, First Christian and Crossings Community Church to stave off demolition while First Christian and Crossings negotiate a sale.
First Christian, just north of downtown at 3700 N Walker Ave., could become a satellite campus in the heart of the city for Crossings, a megachurch whose main campus is at 14600 N Portland Ave.

The city council meets at 8:30 a.m.
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