Saturday, March 10, 2012
A Grand Conversion
The steeple just visible in yesterday's pic belongs to this church on College St which was built in 1888 as The College Street Baptist Church and remained so until the 70s when it changed hands before being purchased by a developer in the 2000s. Most church conversions in the city have resulted in the buildings being divided up into many small suites which display little of the former grandeur of the churches. This one is different - 4 units only! The front one is 10,000 sq ft with a home office in the tower featuring a 48 ft ceiling, the next one is 8,000 sq ft with the top floor a wine cellar for 3,000 bottles, and 2 smaller units at the back of 5,500 sq ft each! I took this pic in the fall and am using it today because many of the windows have protective coverings on them now as the wonderful restoration of the historically designated exterior continues. I'll keep following the progress and hope for an open house but I doubt it.