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Demolition begins Tuesday of the old Lebanon Church in New London. Community members gathered to watch the historic building come down. Property owner Peace Lutheran Church found no buyers for the building, which would have needed a million dollars in renovations, and the decision was made to demolish it. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)

Demolition under way of Lebanon Church in New London


By Kyle Rozendaal

NEW LONDON — The demolition Tuesday of the old Lebanon Church attracted a crowd of community members who wanted to watch and document the end of the historic New London landmark.

Peace Lutheran Church owns the old church property and the Rev. Keith Pearson, their senior pastor, was there to watch the beginning of the demolition.

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