BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- A Bowling Green historian says a church to be auctioned this week is one of last physical links to the 19th century black community that lived in the city.
Landmark Association treasurer Jonathan Jeffrey told the Daily News (http://bit.ly/1epKnpR) that the former Taylor's Chapel AME Church building was one of the earliest African Methodist Episcopal churches in south-central Kentucky.
Auctioneer Joe B. Houchens said the owners, Amy McGowen and Debi Vandal, did a partial restoration of the building, which was built in 1872, before they moved to Pennsylvania.
According to Warren County property valuation records, the building is valued at $79,000, about $10,000 more than McGowen Properties paid for it.
The property has been on the market for three years with the last listing at $395,000.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com