Monday, August 27, 2012

Historic Church Being Rebuilt

{Wurtland, Kentucky}...Crews are working to rebuild a historic church in eastern Kentucky. New wooden siding was being installed last week at the 160 year old Wurtland Union Church and Meeting House. Workers are putting the facility back together piece by piece in an effort to retain its original appearance. The structure was disassembled in 2009 after officials decided that the roof, walls and foundation couldn't be saved. Other items, including the door, original handmade wooden pews, a lectern, an altar rail, a bell and some hymnals, were saved and will be used in the rebuilt structure. Dr. Kim Harris, who has been instrumental in the rebuild, called the church a "treasure" that embodies the town's history and the cultural heritage of the region. The project is slated for completion later this year.