ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Caution tape now hangs around Trinity United Methodist Church in St. Augustine. Services are no longer held in the building because of its condition. Members of the church are hoping something can be done before it's too late.
Harold Simmons Jr. has been going to this church on Bridge Street for 47 years, since he was a child.
As he stood across the street from it, a tour trolley drove by and the tour guide commented on the church's history.
"Yes, the trolleys come by and they enlighten the tourists on the rich history of this church here," Simmons noted.
It's one of the oldest Protestant congregations in Florida, dating back to the 1820s. And during the Civil Rights movement, marchers met inside this church for rallies prior to peacefully demonstrating downtown.