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Salvation Army Citadel

By May 12, 2021October 27th, 2022No Comments

Salvation Army Citadel, Manchester, Connecticut:

At 661 Main Street the Salvation Army constructed a Military Gothic-style Corps (intended as a church) known as the Citadel. The Salvation Army ministry in Manchester had been established in 1887 before completing the Citadel in 1905. 

In 2001, preservationists saved the church from being demolished. The Salvation Army then came up with a new plan that would renovate the existing Citadel and attach a modern addition for a chapel. The building cost doubled, but the Citadel was saved.

“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” – satruck.org

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