Now that an Albany work group has recommended where the old Main Street church should be moved and partially restored, the hard part of this venture begins: Designing the new site and coming up with the money.
If the old Main Street church in Albany is going to be moved, it might go to one of three possible city-owned sites, members of Mayor Sharon Konopa’s work group on “historic properties” have suggested.
The Albany mayor’s work group studying the future of an historic church at Main Street and Santiam Road now is looking into having the structure moved rather than fixed up in place or, presumably, demolished. That’s according to a summary of the group’s discussion Monday.
Saving the old church building at Main Street and Santiam Road in Albany won’t be cheap, if it’s possible at all. That much was obvious from the first meeting of a work group formed by Mayor Sharon Konopa.