Duluth Church Prepares for Demolition, Holds Auction

By KBJR News 1

April 20, 2013 Updated Apr 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Flooding last June has forced a Duluth church to shut down, forcing them to auction off everything inside.

The Westminster Presbyterian Church sold everything from sinks to pews, but there was one item in particular they were hoping would sell.

The church window was estimated to be worth about $60,000. During Saturday's auction it sold for $300.

"The window was sold, surprisingly small amount, but it will be sold, removed and marked by the person who bought it and that gives us a good feeling, just to know that it's not going to be smashed," said church member, Paul Rigstad.

The congregation plans to level the building in early summer.