First Posted: 4/9/2013
St. Mary’s convent in Avoca was razed on Monday, April 8.
Built in 1923, it was home to hundreds of sisters from the Immaculate Heart of Mary order.
A paved church parking lot is planned for the lot, with room for 30 to 50 cars.
Stell Enterprises is doing the demolition which should be complete in about a week.
The Rev. Phillip Sladicka, pastor of Our Lady of the Apostles Parish, said the building hasn’t seen any major use in about eight years. The four-story building had more than 20 small bedrooms, a loft, chapel and several living and community rooms.