Historic sanctuary in the Heights to become museum

February 12, 2010 7:05:37 AM PST
A historic Houston church sanctuary will soon become a museum. The City of Houston Historical Preservation Committee says the congregation of the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 15th and Cortlandt in the Heights voted to preserve its historic sanctuary and turn it into a museum of Lutheran history.

"We especially thank the people from the neighborhood for caring about preserving the character of their neighborhood," Council Member Sue Lovell said in a press release. "The preservation of the Immanuel sanctuary is an answer to our prayers, and now the work begins."

The sanctuary is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.