Sunday, May 17, 2009

Longfellow Park church burns

The church where I worshiped for first several years I lived in Boston was destroyed by fire today. Congregants of the three singles wards in our area were in the building for church services when the blaze started. No injuries were reported, but the church building is completely destroyed according to

This church has been around for 50 years and many, many church leaders attended church here when they were studying at Harvard or other local schools. Most of the LDS community in the area also have ties here, whether they attended church here or attended activities and concerts in this building. My own family attended church here when they came to visit me for a family reunion a few years back. I'm sorry to see this beautiful building with so many memories go up in flames.

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rebecca said...

It really is heartbreaking. I hope we're able to rebuild quickly.
So glad everyone is safe!

Lorin and Marilyn said...

It is really sad. I think we have the Longfellow ward recipe book with pictures of the building.

Can I Have This Dance.... said...

That is so sad!! I'm glad that no one was hurt!

Hollist Family said...

This really is sad. Thanks for posting a pix of it. I couldn't remember what it looked like.