|Little brown bat|
|Regions affected by white nose syndrome|
|Sackville United Church was dedicated in October, 1875|
In Sackville N.B. there may be a handful of bats still around, but sadly, no belfry for them to occupy. The United Church building, a striking historic landmark that has dominated Main Street for 135 years is destined for demolition. A dwindling congregation, lack of regular maintenance and the need for money prompted the sale of the church property to a real estate developer in 2013. Last year the manse was replaced with a drab housing complex that looks more like a warehouse than a residential building. The church is currently for sale, listed on MLS for an asking price of $1 Cdn, with the condition that the building be removed from the land. A buyer in Texas representing a church organization has come forward with an offer to purchase and move the building south of the border. It won't be long before the white spire on Main Street comes tumbling down, making way for yet another big box multi-unit apartment building. For details of the doomed church, see photos at The Huffington Post.
"We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone."
- William Shakespeare, "Henry IV" part 2