Massachusetts city creates historic district to prevent parish’s demolition
January 04, 2010
The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts, has created Our Lady of Hope Historic District to prevent the demolition or exterior alteration of a recently closed parish. The Italian Renaissance-style church has 65 stained glass windows. An official of the Diocese of Springfield, citing the separation of Church and state, said the diocese is pondering an appeal.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to decide whether to appeal creation of Our Lady of Hope Historic District (Springfield Republican)