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c.1865 Abandoned Church For Sale in New York $1K
December 25, 2023
This is an abandoned church for sale in New York, for $1,000. She has all the curves, the height, the stained glass and hardwood floors, but she also has a pricey catch. Per Syracuse Land Baank, she needs half a mil for restoration. The church has had some potential buyers, but the costs to restore and the red tape have caused it to be on the market for several years now.
This wonderful building is the former First Ward Methodist Episcopal Church. Members first met in 1807 in a small chapel, and in 1864, the corner stone of this this brick was laid. Construction finished and the church was dedicated in 1865. The edifice cost $13,000.
The congregation was vital until the 1960s, with turkey dinners, rummage sales, roast beef luncheons, study groups and bazaars being the norm.
This historic church for sale is in need of some serious TLC. Buyer will need to work with their own contractor to draft up a scope of work and budget based on how you plan to reuse the property.Expect $300, 000 in renovations.