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Former church in downtown Eau Claire to be demolished

Eau Claire (WQOW) – A former church in downtown Eau Claire is about to be torn down.

The building on the corner of North Farwell and East Madison Streets was home to Indian Head Electronic Supply and the Belfry House of Gifts for more than 45 years.

Indian Head employees said Superior Auto Body purchased the building several years ago with plans to use the property to create more parking lot space. We talked with several people who said it was with heavy hearts that the owners of both businesses decided it was time to say goodbye to the former church, which was built nearly 100 years ago.

The Belfry, which has not been open for many years,  is home to collectibles from around the world, including many that are over 40 years old. Many of the items came from Poland, Russia, Norway and Mexico. They are also selling pieces from a large collection of coral and seashells.

Employees said Indian Head and the Belfry have until October 9 to sell off the rest of the items inside the building. The Belfry will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until they close.

Jess Langlois

Jess Langlois is the weekend meteorologist and weekday multi-media journalist for News 18. She joined us in July of 2019.

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