Rock Hill

Preserving the past
11:29 pm
Sun February 12, 2012

Roll it away: Rock Hill residents fight to save historic church

Rock Hill residents hold a candle-light vigil at the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church.
Joseph Leahy St. Louis Public Radio

Some residents in the St. Louis suburb of Rock Hill are fighting to save the historic church their town is named after. The Rock Hill Presbyterian Church on the corner of McKnight and Manchester Roads is slated for demolition to make way for a gas station this spring.

Linda Lemen is among a group of citizens seeking to relocate the limestone structure. 

“It may be radical," she said, "but you have to choose your battles in life and you have to choose what is important.”

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