ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando city officials will consider plans this week to reconstruct parts of a 100-year-old historically Black church.
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The roof of the Black Bottom House of Prayer in Parramore collapsed last October after the city’s preservation board approved its historical landmark application.
Photos: Orlando to consider plans for reconstructing 100-year-old church in Parramore
The church was damaged even further by Hurricane Ian.
The city wanted it torn down for safety reasons.
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This week, the historic preservation board is set to hear the church’s plans to reconstruct the roof and tower.
The church received a $500,000 grant to help with the work.
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Church officials said they hope to restore the entire building in about two years.
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