Demolition Day – Southside Baptist Church

by Nika

I thought this video was amazing.  You can see the demolition of the Southside Baptist Church addition to the Drish House.  The addition is the three story red brick structure at the left in the photograph below.  It served as the sanctuary for Southside Baptist after their congregation outgrew the original sanctuary on the first floor of the Drish House.

 

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Here is the video, the narrator is my sweet friend Katherine Richter, Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society:

 

And here is a photograph showing the side of the Drish House after demolition is complete.

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Demolishing the addition was a painful (and painstaking) first step toward the restoration of the Drish House.