It's a good thing it's too cold to sit on the steps of the former Blessed Sacrament Church on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain: The Boston Fire Department reports coping stones near the roof line plunged to the steps today.
No injuries were reported, the department says.
The Archdiocese of Boston shut the church in 2002. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. and a private developer bought the church and its grounds in 2005 and converted some of the buildings into housing.
The Hyde Square Task Force in turn bought the former church from the JPNDC in 2014, with plans to turn it into a community center, but it was unable to raise funds for that and was having to spend $100,000 a year on at least some maintenance. Earlier this year, the task force started looking for a buyer.
Look to the right for where the fallen stones used to be (photo by BFD):