The developer who purchased the old Seventh Day Adventist Church in the Design District has just knocked it down, including the church's extraordinary wrought iron steeple and bell tower. These photos of the carnage were provided by photog and Curbed reader Phillip Pessar. The building, including the sanctuary and accessary structures behind, had a certain midcentury parochial swagger to them, but the real showstopper was that steeple, which in its later days also served as a convenient place to hide a cellphone transmission antennae (or at least that's a guess what the thing in the middle of it was). Now, it's little more than scrap metal. Historic preservationists, where art thou?
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