Church Rolls Down The Road

Church Rolls Down The Road

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Much like the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, this church has been cut into three pieces the hall, the roof and the bell tower.  Like the trinity, the three pieces will become one.  Thomas John Earle Jr.  donated the old Montpelier Methodist Church to Baldwin County because services haven't been held here in more than 40 years and it was slowly decaying from lack of use.

"Well as my mother and father both said nothing lasts forever and this is a good change," says Thomas John Earle Jr.  It's being hauled down Highway 59 to the bicentennial park where it will be reassembled and used for special events.  A Baldwin County official says this project costs less than $50,000.

"It's worth it because you're saving a very crucial part of the history of Baldwin County," says the Director of Baldwin County Archives and History John Jackson.  The slow moving church was escorted by Baldwin County deputies and it took hours for the three piece church to lumber down the highway.  Once the church arrives at its new foundation it will still be weeks before it'll be ready for its second life as a Baldwin County attraction. 

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