Tremont Temple Baptist Church one of three downtown churches known for their role in Macon's civil rights movement. The current congregation no longer worships there, and they want to sell the building to a Dunkin Donuts developer with plans to level the building.
The Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Commission voted a month ago to deny the permit that would allow Macon businessman Lou Patel to demolish the historic structure in favor of a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise.
A historic church in downtown Macon that played an important role in the city's civil rights movement could meet the wrecking ball. According to plans filed with Macon-Bibb Planning & Zoning Commission, a developer wants to demolish the Tremont Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 860 Forsyth Rd. and replace it with a Dunkin' Donuts.