The University of Akron has owned the building since the 1950's. A few years back, UA considered tearing it down, but recently the focus had been on looking at ways to preserve it.
"Actually, we were talking about what we could do with the building to keep in tact moving forward and not abate or raze it and take it down," said Nathan Mortimer, the university's vice president of fiance.
The church once served as the University of Akron's Ballet Center, but has stood vacant for more than decade.
Records show the church is on the National Register of Historic Places. Sunday school & parish house built in 1884-1885. Sanctuary was built in 1907-1909. Both buildings were acquired by @uakron in 1952. pic.twitter.com/JqviACIeUF