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West-Central Queens: St. Saviour's push hits new snag

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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:05 pm | Updated: 2:30 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

Advocates seeking to rebuild the old St. Saviour’s Church now are looking for a site to store the disassembled pieces of the 1847 structure.

Bob Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association, noted that the pieces are sitting in trailers on an industrial property near All-Faiths Cemetery.

“The business owner has been great; he donated the space and he donated the trailers about three years ago,” Holden said Tuesday. “But now he needs the space.”

Civic leaders have been trying since 2006 to acquire the 2.5 acres where the church used to sit at 57th Road and 59th Street in Maspeth for a public park.

Holden said supporters will see if promised state and city funding for the project can be used in an effort to relocate the structure with hopes of one day reconstructing it.

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