Church officials and preservationists are trying to figure out what happened to several gargoyles from a Worcester, Massachusetts, church.
The church, a one-fifth scale replica of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, is currently owned by an Assembly of God congregation but is on the market for $2.5 million. It was built in the 1890s and was formerly known as the Chestnut Street Congregational Church.
The crumbling building was slated for demolition a decade ago, but was saved with the help of Preservation Worcester.
The group's director tells The Telegram & Gazette the 3,000-pound gargoyles were removed for safety reasons around that time by a construction company that went out of business. The company's assets were sold at auction by a bank, and the fear is the gargoyles were sold at that time.