Although almost every kind of public and institutional building has been transformed for different uses, and churches have been converted into all types of structures, residential and commercial, it’s still a little weird to see one of the latter listed on the MLS.
It’s been a while since this former Mission Revival church, built in 1940, has seen services, though. From 1967 until recently, it was home to a chapter of the Austin Boys and Girls Club, which sold it for $2.75 million to Barton Creek Capital in 2004.
The new owners said they intended to create 36 to 40 condos in the space—they made an agreement with the neighborhood association not to modify the exterior significantly—and from all appearances set about doing it. The interiors have been stripped down to the studs, and the listing advertises it as “ready for build-out.”
The listing also mentions the original limestone exterior with hand-engraved details, grand stairway and arched entry, and choice location on a 1.4 acres of land covered with heritage oaks a block from South Congress. This will be an interesting one to watch.