Saturday, December 09, 2006

An old church

This is an old church building converted to a 4-plex. I wonder what it lools like inside? The wreath is quite traditional and looks pretty forlorn; it needs a bit more decoration to give it balance. But the building is fascinating.

Today in Minnesota History: 1890- The University Avenue streetcar line from Minneapolis to St. Paul begins operation. (Reference: MSHS:ORG)

14 comments:

  1. Amazing to have a place a worship turned into a home. THere are a few examples of this here too. Fascinating. I wonder if there's a special spirit in those homes ?

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  2. purple? Interesting. I'm like you - I'd love to see what it looks like inside.

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  3. I too would love to see how it has been converted. There is something special about buildings that were once a house of worship.

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  4. cela doit etre bizarre de dire que l'on habite dans une vieille eglise.
    j'aime bien cette couleur.


    that must be odd of saying that one lives in an old church. I like this color.

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  5. The doors fascinate me. They look sad and as you said , forlorn. Maybe the Ghost of Christmas past lives there.

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  6. Oh wow, I love this. Like Nathalie, I wonder if there is a special spirit in this building. It seems there would have to be. There must be a secure feeling to live in a House of God, even if they no wonger worship there.

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  7. These old doors have nice character. I kind of like the one wreath myself.

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  8. Oh, and Kate, I received my St. Paul postcard (for guessing sloth). Thank you! It IS nice to get snail mail. :)

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  9. I love the looks of this place, and the fact that it is re-created space. There was a rather plain red brick church in my hometown that someone bought and made into their home - it still looked just like the original church outside but I heard that inside was sweeping expanse full of marvelous spaces. I always wanted to see what their dreams brough about. I want to see inside this one too.

    About the broken window/torso on my blog today, at first I thought about relating it to that old perception trick of the young lady and the old lady. Remember that one? Anyway, I couldn't think of how to word it but your comments sure brought that back to mind.

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  10. In Greece, no church is ever turned into anything else. That's because the building is owned by the official Orthodox church which is too rich to be in need to sell property :-)

    I 've seen former churches turned into homes in London and other cities. Here, such action is unthinkable.

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  11. What a great shot. It is amazing that they painted it purplish :)
    Quite interesting.. :)

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  12. I really like this photo...you've captured the intimacy perfectly.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your very kind remarks on Sophie's blog!

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  13. I love the colors, and turning it into a residence is an interesting idea.

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  14. I love that doorway, Kate. Very nice shot.

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