An historic Muscatine church has closed its doors to regular services. The Muscatine Journal reports that structural problems — including a sagging floor and deteriorating brick exterior and roof — have prompted officials to discontinue regular services at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
The Reverend Jason Crossen told the paper an early estimate of repairs was more than $1 million. Crossen says parishioners feel strongly about maintaining the church, which was built in the 1800s.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport