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Legislation #: 040876 Introduction Date: 7/29/2004
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Honoring those dedicated to the preservation and continued use of older, historic places of worship in the greater Kansas City area, regardless of denomination.

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RESOLUTION NO. 040876

 

Honoring those dedicated to the preservation and continued use of older, historic places of worship in the greater Kansas City area, regardless of denomination.

 

WHEREAS, Friends of Sacred Structures (FOSS), now in its 12th year, works to save from the wrecking ball our venerable houses of worship (identified by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as among our most endangered treasures); and

 

WHEREAS, FOSS is the only local organization providing aid to endangered churches, such as inspections, assessments, architectural services, and referrals to contractors and to sources of affordable building materials; and

 

WHEREAS, FOSS also provides educational forums to acquaint the public with the value of older churches as cultural treasures and as founts of service in their respective communities; and

 

WHEREAS, FOSS led the effort to restore the White Oak Chapel, a church of freed slaves, finding it a permanent, new home at Strouds Oak Ridge Manor in the Northland, effecting its complete restoration, and honoring the early congregations descendants with an impressive ceremony; and

 

WHEREAS, FOSS has assisted more than 100 churches, among them: Christ Temple Pentacostal (formerly Beth Shalom Synagogue), Grace United Queen of the Apostles Church in St. Joseph, Independence Boulevard Christian Church, Wabash Avenue Church of God, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Highland Baptist Church, Grandview Park Presbyterian, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Dearborn United Methodist Church, Oak Grove Seventh Day Adventist and Rosedale Congregational; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor those dedicated to the preservation and continued use of older, historic places of worship in the greater Kansas City area, regardless of denomination; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Charlotte Kullman with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the Friends of Sacred Structures devoted efforts toward maintaining the life and vitality of the treasured, historical houses of worship.

 

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