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Buyer lined up for United Methodist Church in Palmyra at historic intersection

In June 2019 one of the region’s oldest churches held its final service. The church is located in Palmyra, at a truly-unique intersection. It’s the one that has a church on all four corners.

The First United Methodist Church had seen its membership dwindle down to 10. In 2018 they voted 9-1 to sell the church the following summer.

After the ‘For Sale’ sign sitting out front of the building for several months – a buyer could be near. Even better, the church could once again be used – as a church.

The Times of Wayne County reports that the agent with Howard Hanna’s commercial arm says a gentleman has expressed interest in purchasing the building and its five-bedroom manse.

The goal would be to establish a church there again. However, details of that plan are not clear at this point. The offer wasn’t what sellers had hoped for – but Todd Wenzel said it was below the $349,000 asking price.

The two sides agreed anyway.

“This individual wants to keep it as a church,” Wenzel told the Times. “There are some details that still have to be worked out, and ,when they are, he said he would be happy to answer more questions, but the consensus is that everyone really wants to keep it as a house of worship. On that corner, you don’t want three churches and an office building.”