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9/7/2012 10:30:00 AM
Building Being Demolished
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Building Being Demolished
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Building Being Demolished

Thomas Lark
Lincoln Herald Staff

LINCOLNTON—An historic building in what was once Boger City is no more.

According to Pastor Bill Bigham of Boger Baptist Church, the distinctive, yellow brick building adjacent the church parking lot was once home to the Lincoln Music Center (run for many years by the late Pervie and Nellie Hovis of Asbury Methodist). It was home as well to a U.S. Post Office. Over the years, it also housed a dry-cleaning business, an antiques store and a pawnshop.

But as of Wednesday, the building and its many memories began the process of demolition by contractor Kevin Hallman, as Bigham explained.

It was a place with quite a history. It was built back in 1930, before the community was known as Boger City. Goodsonville it was in those days, the pastor noted.

“The old-timers in my church remember it well,” he said of the building. “We bought it in November, and the pawnshop moved up the road.”

The demolition ties in with Boger City Baptist’s need for expansion, as Bigham informed.

“We don’t have an immediate purpose for it,” he said of the location. “But I think we’ll eventually use it for parking. We’ll put grass on the spot and mow it for now. But probably soon enough it will be covered in asphalt for parking.

“I often tell my congregation that God quit making land on the third day of creation!” he added with a chuckle. “We need more. We’ve got to look through the windshield and not the rear-view mirror. But I think our church is well poised for expansion.”

BCB has also purchased three properties on Greene Street behind the church. The old houses formerly there were razed recently, Bigham explained. And the newly created empty spaces will help the church—a Christian faith community for nine decades now—as it increases in size in the future.

“The reason we’ve acquired this land is because we want to continue to grow and reach out to this community,” the pastor said. “Boger City Baptist has been a fixture in this community since it was built (as Goodsonville Baptist) in 1922, along what was then a dirt road. Help and hope are what we’re all about, and we want to continue to be here, serving Christ and helping others for generations to come.” 

 To learn more, check out the church Website at

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012
Article comment by: Margaret Costner

Its sad another piece of Boger City history gone.

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