Levin's old St Mary's Anglican Church began to show a dramatic stage of its demolition just prior to Christmas 1977.
The steeply pitched roof was the object of attention by the man who bought the 80 year old building by tender.
Mr G.J. Van Koeverden and a local builder, Mr Peter Artz are methodically removing the roofing iron and roof structure in this picture.
Parts of the building are incorporated in The Gables restaurant in Hokio Beach Road.