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Video: Bethel Park Keeps History Alive

Nearly destroyed in a fire, Missionary Baptist Church, now known as Bethel Church Park, was revitalized and honored by the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

When the City of Houston purchased Bethel Missionary Baptist Church — the historic chapel that was set on fire in 2005 — they devised a plan to turn the remains of the structure into a city green space.

Their idea came to fruition in 2013 and the park has won numerous awards in the time since, most recently capturing a Development of Distinction Award from the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

This story originally aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 7. PBS NewsHour Weekend airs Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. on TV 8.

 

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