Great Lakes Bay Health Centers to raze old church building

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The former First Baptist Church building before it was purchased by Great Lakes Bay Health Centers (source: Saginaw Genealogical Society)

Great Lakes Bay Health Centers has announced plans to demolish an old church building they own in downtown Saginaw. The organization purchased the former First Baptist Church building at 322 N. Jefferson in 2008, with plans to renovate it, which proved difficult. Attempts to sell the building were never successful, and they say it is now beyond repair and considered a potential hazard to the community, with a soaring foundation and failing roof.

source: GLBHC

“As current custodians of this space, we feel the need to remove this building which is unsafe due to debris falling onto the street. To achieve our vision of changing lives because we care, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers will transform the lot into a beautiful green space that can promote mental and physical health, psychological relaxation, stress reduction and support physical activity. said Dr. Brenda Coughlin, President and CEO.

source: GLBHC
Demolition is expected to begin later this month. Plans call for the green space to incorporate the remains of the building to commemorate the history of downtown Saginaw. Those interested in items salvaged from the former First Baptist Church can contact Dore & Associates at this email address: [email protected]
source: GLBHC


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