(VIDEO) Scott Boulevard Baptist Church steeple comes down

Posted by Dena Mellick July 9, 2015
Decatur Crossing

The Scott Boulevard Baptist Church steeple was brought down Wednesday, July 8. Photo from reader Chris Hunt.

The Scott Boulevard Baptist Church steeple came down Wednesday, July 8. Developers had been demolishing the rest of the church, but the steeple still stood for a few weeks.

It finally was brought down Wednesday. Decaturish reader Chris Hunt provided a photo and video of the steeple coming down.

He wrote, “She dropped her hat, then knelt and fell. RIP Scott Boulevard Baptist Church.”

The church is being demolished to make way for Decatur Crossing, a new mixed-use development moving in. Construction on a new apartment building, part of Phase I of the development, is expected to start in September.

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  • Chris Billingsley

    Nice video CH. Sad but nice. For years, this intersection was dominated by the symbol of a Southern Baptist church. Within a few weeks, nothing will remain. Another “Lost Cause”?
    “The steeples could come down throughout Decatur and eventually the rest of Georgia. We may not see them again in our lifetime”.
    I say no.
    (PS- Extra bonus points on the next quiz for those who can identify the original meaning of the quote)

  • blackbird13

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
    And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains: round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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