The 19th Street Baptist Church, which occupies a beautiful building right near the corner of 19th and Wharton Sts., is falling apart before our eyes. Last week, it received a Notice of Violation from L&I for its crumbling walls and collapsing roof. The notice informs the church and passersby that the city could demolish the building at any time and send the bill to the church if they don’t repair or demolish the building within thirty days. We don’t imagine that the city will be demolishing the church anytime soon, but if the building continues to degenerate at this pace it may become necessary as a matter of public safety. Such a shame.