Title

The Portland Masjid and Islamic Center, a Muslim religious organization is consi

Authors

Elisabeth Gold

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-13-2000

Pages

9

Abstract

The Portland Masjid and Islamic Center, a Muslim religious organization is considering purchase St. Dominic's Church on State Street in Portland. The church was put up for sale in the summer of 1997 because of dwindling membership and the need for repairs estimated at $1.5 million. Nasir Shir, a member of the Islamic Center, said his organization is considering the church for possible use as a community center and mosque. A spokesman for the diocese said that two parties were looking into purchasing the church, but he declined to identify them.

Subjects

Historic buildings -- Portland -- St Dominic's Church, Portland Masjid and Islamic Center

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