Friday, June 19, 2009

One of the best uses I've seen for a closed church...

In the tiny intersection town of Scotch Ridge, just a few miles west of Pemberville, stands THIS little gem. Formerly the Scotch Ridge Presbyterian Church, the congregation folded a short while back. I don't know exactly how long ago, but my guess is that they merged with the Presbyterian church in Pemberville. At any rate, the church itself was sold, and is now the private home of the VERY lucky Martin family.
It appears to be impeccably maintained. Even the bell is still in the bell tower, and perhaps they can still ring it.
I hope they leave this board up, just as it is!
How would you like to read your evening paper ... or any other good book (Good Book?) ... by the light of the sun shining through THIS?!

2 comments:

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Shari,

I have seen schools converted to homes, apartments and even into a church. This is the first time I have seen a church converted into a home.

Thanks for the Post.

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

Alex Fries E-Mailed me the following comment:

There is an Episcopal church in Monroeville that underwent the same fate as the church you posted about. The family did a wonderful job restoring it...though i don't really know who they are or anything like that. The only thing that looks bad is the cross that is broken at the top! I'll have to get a good picture of it when i'm over there next time.

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