Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What's Happening With the Old Church on Summer St.

The site of the former Saint George's Episcopal Church is right across from ArtSpace, so I couldn't help but notice when, about two weeks ago, dumpsters appeared on the property and it appeared as though workers were gutting it. When I went to check it out, they were gone.

Today, I saw men out painting the exterior of the building, so I made it a point that, once I dropped my things off in my studio, I was going to be nosey.

I met a man who told me he was the owner. Evan Gorman is his name. I told him that I keep this goofy blog about Maynard and asked him what the scoop was. They're getting ready to put it on the market. I asked him if he'd mind if I checked it out. I love old buildings. I know you all are as curious as I am, so I asked him if I could take some pictures. He was gracious enough to say yes.

I know of another old church in Maynard that was converted to a house. It's nice. I wonder if the same could happen here. I guess the only trouble is that the area in the photos would have to be the main living space—the only other area is the basement. I didn't bother going there.





Not sure when we'll see it on the market, but there's a bit of scoop for you. Maybe you've got a good idea for the space?

9 comments:

  1. It would be a great space for a pub called The Drunk Monk. Do they know when it will go on the market? Will it go on the market zoned for housing?

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    1. ":-) I think someone (Lauren Tetrault?) said it was zoned for condos.

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  2. I wish it could be turned into a public performance space. Any scoop on what is to happen to the church across the street from the fire station?

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    1. Is the Methodist church not there anymore?

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    2. The church by the fire station closed more than a year ago. It needs a lot of repairs. I'm not sure what's going to happen to that one. Looks like people aren't going to church as much as they used to.

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  3. It would be fabulous if Artspace bought it, and used it as a Performing Arts venue for musicians, theater, etc... Acme Theater could be there... So cool!

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