Peoria Judge Considers Church's Request

Published 08/30 2011 07:48PM

Updated 08/30 2011 07:55PM

  A Peoria judge is being asked by Westminster Presbyterian Church of Peoria on West Moss to declare the Westminster House has a religious use and therefore can be demolished. The church's request is a test of the changes to the city's new amended historic preservation ordinance. The judge Tuesday heard arguments from both the city and the church and took the matter under advisement and will issue a ruling within a week. For several years, the church tried to demolish the house in the middle of the Moss High Historic District.

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