The Sackville, New Brunswick Heritage Board, whose municipally-mandated mission is to protect historic architecture, is awaiting an explanation of salvage plans from real estate developer JR Lafford before they can approve the demolition of the former United Church at the corner of Bridge and Main Street. Staff reporter Emma Bass speaks with Erin Steuter, a sociology professor at Mount Allison University who sits on the Heritage Board. Steuter explains that Lafford will only be authorized to demolish the building once they provide plans for the dismantling of the building, and the storage of important architectural features, including the church’s pipe organ, heritage woodwork and stained glass windows.

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