A few months after the Civil War ended, a group of five black trustees assumed ownership. Within a few years, however, the building became too small for the growing congregation and a new building was erected in 1872. The original church was sold to the Union Benevolent Society of St. Charles in 1874 which used it until 1943. A few years later, a local couple bought the building and converted into a home. It was then rented out beginning in 1975. More recent information about the old church is not readily available.