Sarah McKenzie

First Baptist Church gets makeover

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The First Baptist Church at 1021 Hennepin Ave. S. is getting a facelift. The major restoration project is expected to last several months and wrap up by winter, said the church's historian Layton Bruske.

The restoration project will include tuck-pointing around the church's perimeter, which spans half a block between South 10th and 11th streets and Hennepin Avenue and Harmon Place. Some of the terra cotta will also be replaced.

The church declined to disclose exactly how much the renovation will cost, saying it will be in the high six figures.

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