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Former church buildings converted into all kinds of other facility usage, known as adaptive reuse. (also known as "xhurches")

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As the percentage of Americans who belong to a church, mosque or synagogue declines, congregations are selling their buildings. Some of those former houses of worship are finding new life. Nuns Habits, Adaptive Reuse, Church Building, Wood Interiors, Urban Planning, Beautiful Interiors, New Life, Bed And Breakfast, Worship

Houses Of Worship Find New Life After Congregations Downsize

As the percentage of Americans who belong to a church, mosque or synagogue declines, congregations are selling their buildings. Some of those former houses of worship are finding new life.

'The house found us': A peek inside Chicago churches converted to homes, apartments and condos - Chicago Tribune Luxury Condo, Luxury Apartments, City Living, Living Rooms, Church Building, Best Places To Live, Loft Spaces, Place Of Worship, Condominium

'The house found us': A peek inside Chicago churches converted to homes, apartments and condos

As congregation sizes dwindle, a host of Chicago churches and synagogues have been redeveloped into single family homes, apartments and condos.

RPI's Phi Sigma Kappa moves into the former St. Francis de Sales church, closed in 2009.  Two years after St. Francis de Sales parishioners attended their final Mass, the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity has moved into the former church.  The transformation from sacred site to frat house is a first for a parish church closed by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.   (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Kappa Fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Catholic Diocese, Greek Alphabet, Community Space, Student House, Church Building, Life Purpose

Fraternity right at home in church

Two years after St. Francis de Sales parishioners attended their final Mass, the Phi Sigma...

A former Catholic church in Cherry Creek North has been converted into a large luxuriously home priced at just under $2.3 million. Pews not included.  Featuring over 5,300 square feet, the home is made from red brick with several giant stained-glass windows set in 35-foot vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine for the master bedroom, bath and laundry room. Stained Glass Rose, Church Conversions, Fairytale House, Colorado Real Estate, Warehouse Conversion, Church Building, Home Photo, House Prices, My Dream Home

Denver Church-Turned $2.3M Luxe Home

A former Catholic church in Cherry Creek North has been converted into a large luxuriously home priced at just under $2.3 million. Pews not included. Featuring over 5,300 square feet, the home is made from red brick with several giant stained-glass windows set in 35-foot vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine for the master bedroom, bath and laundry room.

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Dunkin' Donuts

Definition: xhurch /pronounced: church/ noun. 1.: a former church, one which has been adapted to a new use. 2.: an

Behind the walls of a 158-year-old church, the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library holds a secret that many may not know about.  Just steps off of Washington Street, the historic Old Presbyterian Church has been standing above the town since the building was completed in 1858.  It's a Dunkin' Donuts! Toms River, Washington Street, County Library, Church Building, Stained Glass Windows, Big Ben, The Secret, Ocean, Dunkin Donuts

A Toms River Secret Lies Behind These Century And A Half Old Church Doors

As thousands conduct business in downtown Toms River every day, there's a hidden secret that many pass by without realizing that a hot drink and a snack is only steps away.

Vibrantly colored walls and notches invite climbing at every skill level.  Reach new heights at this rock climbing gym housed in Sherbrooke's former church of Christ the King. The facility offers climbing for all ages and ability levels. You can climb all the way up to the ceiling where experts will find some challenging circuits.  Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec Rock Climbing Gym, Christ The King, Escalade, Adaptive Reuse, Churches Of Christ, Church Building, At Home Gym, Wall Colors, Circuits

Vertige Escalade Climbing Gym

Definition: xhurch /pronounced: church/ noun. 1.: a former church, one which has been adapted to a new use. 2.: an

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"Ambient Church" experiences

Definition: xhurch /pronounced: church/ noun. 1.: a former church, one which has been adapted to a new use. 2.: an

In Portland: a fully-immersive nativity scene-cum-art installation in a former church, complete with 3D glasses, hanging LED ropes, four alien magi, and a shaman Santa Claus.   It’s “not for everyone,” warn our local news anchors, while its creator, artist Matt Henderson, explains, “you wind up seeing a reflection of yourself, and that’s the symbolic message of nativity.” Church Building, Out Of This World, Installation Art, Portland, Nativity, The Creator, Reflection, Scene, 3d Glasses

Only in Portland: Alien Nativity Scene

Every once in a while, something comes along in Portland that is so hilariously, patently absurd that it actually makes me squeal with pleasure....

The Williams Grove amusement park in Harrisburg, PA, converted a charming, antiquated old church into a venue for modern sci-fi violence. Church Conversions, Adaptive Reuse, Old Churches, Church Building, New Uses, Amusement Park, Shed, Outdoor Structures, House Styles

Lazer Tag in an old church

Williams Grove amusement park originally opened in the 1870's and was located just south of Harrisburg, Pa. In 1971, Mickey Hughes, a major ride broker in the US and owner of many of the rides at Palisades Park (NJ), purchased the park and moved many of his rides from Palisades to Williams Grove. Of note, the Allotria funhouse and the trains of the Cyclone coaster. Williams Grove was a unique place and sadly closed for good the day after this visit. Mickey Hughes passed in 2008…

AFS bought Collins Springs with the intention of converting it into their headquarters and meeting hall. Cosmetically, there wasn't much the group needed to do to convert the church into their hall. Primitive Baptists don't adorn their churches with steeples and stained glass.  Southern also restored the church's original pews, though now they're called seating benches. The lectern also remained, but now it's used for guest lecturers, not preachers. Meeting Hall, Adaptive Reuse, Church Building, Big Houses, Atheist, Benches, Stained Glass, Primitive, Restoration

Atheists meet in a former church

Smyrna Atheist Helps Revive 140-Year-Old Primitive Baptist Church - Smyrna-Vinings, GA - The Atlanta Freethought Society is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting life without religion.

Atlanta Freethought Society (AFS) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting life without religion.   Previously the building was Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church, at 4775 North Church Lane in Smyrna, Georgia. Meeting Hall, Adaptive Reuse, Church Building, Big Houses, Life Purpose, Atheist, Smyrna Georgia, Primitive, Restoration

Smyrna Atheist Helps Revive 140-Year-Old Primitive Baptist Church

Smyrna Atheist Helps Revive 140-Year-Old Primitive Baptist Church - Smyrna-Vinings, GA - The Atlanta Freethought Society is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting life without religion.

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