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Former Newburgh Presbyterian Church lot now owned by couple

Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:43 PM CDT
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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - Nearly two years after its final service, The Newburgh Presbyterian Church is gone.

Crews wrapped up demo work Friday.

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The church was around for about 179 years before attendance began to decline, and church leaders decided to close.

Monday, crews were grating and seeding the lot along French Island Trail.

Local couple, John and Alice Nugent, tell us they bought the property back in February.

John says there are no definitive plans for the five acres yet, but options include a small house for the couple years down the road.

He says he’s also been approached about development of an upscale steak and seafood restaurant. That would require a zoning change for the property.

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