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Cheapish c.1902 Michigan Church For Sale By Owner $125K

OHU50K Notes $125,000

Beautiful church for sale!  The Bethany Lutheran Church was originally founded in 1879 as the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church. In 2019, the church steeples were restored and repaired.



Realtor Comments

Massive Retired St. Patrick’s Irish Catholic Church. Zoned residential, currently mostly unaltered Church layout, but zoned for single family or multi-family. Some businesses allowed by zoning ( Apartments, Condos, Lofts, Inn, B and B, Professional Offices, etc), others can be applied for by variance. Also for sale separately, 100′ x 150′ detached, paved parking lot property ($40,000) and Classic, Vintage 1981 Mack Fire Truck (Ladder Truck) with 106′ Ladder ($17,500). Great attention-getter for your new business, but more importantly, GREAT convenience for working on your steeple towers and roof!
  • studio
  • 3ba
  • 15,400sqft
  • 0.31 acre lot
  • Circa 1902


214 S 12th St, Escanaba, MI 49829    $125,000

If interested in a property, please contact the realtor whose link is provided in the post below, or contact an agent of your own choosing. Independent verification of details and status is recommended. 




The original 45ft by 24ft church started with started with only 35 members in 1879.  It was located on land donated by Nels Ludington of Chicago’s Ludington Lumber Company.  In 1891, the congregation had grown so much that a second church was built on the property in 1891 that seated 300 people and had a 175-ft tower that helped guide ships into the harbor. In 1912, the present brick church was used for the first time. It cost $39,000 to construct. In 1917, the name of the church was changed to Bethany Lutheran Church, and in 1924 tower chimes were installed in honor of WWI veterans. The Prince of Sweden even visited the church in 1948.



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