The St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague took almost 600 years to complete. The First Bapist Church of Guilford may be the HoCo equivalent of the St. Vitus job. For what I believe to be over five years now the expansion project of this church at the corner of Guilford Road and Oakland Mills Road in Columbia has gone through a continuous series of fits and starts. Right now it’s in a fit again.
Yesterday as I drove by I saw three gentlemen speaking across a newly erected chain link fence surrounding the site.
“What’s up with the building?” I inquired.
“That’s what we’d like to know,” one of the guys inside the fence told me.
According to this fence trio the general contractor had declared bankruptcy. They were hopeful that a new contractor would take over the job next week.
This is actually a sad story. The longtime pastor who started this project, the Reverend Dr. John L. Wright, passed away in January. He never got to see his church completed.
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