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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Top Ten/Honorable Mention: The Church

St. John the Baptist Church on Sanderson Street in Throop was torn down in October.  The church closed in 2009.  I took this photo just before the final section came down.

This wasn't my church.  In fact, I'd been inside only a few times.  Yet, it made me sad.  This is the perfect symbol for our area-- the old goes away.  Nothing replaces it.  It's just demolished.  Dozens of schools and churches have closed in recent years-- a symbol of changing habits, patterns, population and demographics.