435 S Chippewa St, Roann, IN 46974 $89,900
Church For Sale
Currently used for events, but this church could be utilized as a residence with some modifications. The owner, Valerie Wilcox, has put a lot of time and effort into this gem, but has decided it is time to sell.
According to Indiana Landmarks:
Located on the southern edge of the Roann National Register Historic District, the modest Gothic Revival-style Church of the Brethren was built in 1890, then enlarged in 1921 with a new front entry. It served as a house of worship until the mid-1980s, when the congregation built a new structure across the street.
Members continued to use the historic church for youth programs and social gatherings, but deferred maintenance began to take a toll on the aging building. Unable to tackle restoration, the congregation reached out to Indiana Landmarks in 2011. We agreed to market the church, with the understanding that the sale would include a protective exterior easement to preserve the building.
The former church passed through a series of owners with good intentions but inadequate resources until it captivated Valerie. “I looked at the building, but thought it would be too much work for me,” she says. “Something kept drawing me back to look at it again, and I decided to take a leap of faith.”
After taking ownership of the building in April, Valerie removed all of the building’s Gothic arched windows for professional restoration, and employed contractors to work on plumbing and heating systems. In addition, the old asphalt-shingle roof was replaced with an authentic standing seam metal roof.
- 0.23acre lot
- Year Built 1890
For more information:
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- Property Listing
- Contact Realtor: Tami Gibson with Lundquist Appraisals & Real Estate Services, Inc