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Damaged Platte City church will be demolished

An 1867 church in Platte City that partly collapsed this week will be demolished.

Part of the north brick wall of the former Methodist church at Third and Ferrel streets came tumbling down Wednesday night. Owners Jeff and Trevor Bash agreed Friday to bring the whole building down because it is a safety hazard, city officials announced.

The Bashes hope to salvage the original stained-glass windows.

The building was also once used as a Masonic lodge, but it has been abandoned for years. No one was injured in the collapse.

Preliminary demolition work will begin Saturday morning.