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City delays vote on granting iconic church historic status


March 14, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has delayed a vote on whether it should grant historic status to an iconic egg-shaped church after church leaders and the congregation complained the designation would hinder property rights.

The 32-acre First Christian Church has been for sale since 2016. A vote approving historic landmark designation would prohibit demolition or changes to the property for 180 days.

David Box, an attorney for the church, said that would make it hard to sell.

"Every rezoning case I've ever appeared on, it is either the owner of the property or it's an applic...

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