Want To Buy A Church?
Well, sort of…. What’s actually for sale is the Convent for Holy Name of Jesus Church, a three story detached single stone structure built in 1924. The structure is located at 1420 East Susquehanna Avenue, right in the heart of Fishtown and next door to Spirit News HQ.
For people who are not Christian or unfamiliar with Christian practices, convents are communities under monastic vows where churches houses their nuns.
Much of the 11,181 square foot, 15 bedroom building’s original stained glass windows, woodwork and three story wooden staircase remain intact. The convent is listed for a cool $675,0o0.
Here’s more info from the website where the property is listed:
1st floor: Marble stairs and ceramic tiled entrance foyer, eight rooms including a 25 x 25 feet dining room, 15 x 20 feet eat in kitchen with a Viking Commercial Gas Range and a Powder Room. Large 25 feet rear concrete yard thru to Hewson St. 2nd floor: Eight rooms including the former 30 x 22 feet Chapel with vaulted arched ceilings with ornate wood beams and stained glass windows, former Sacristy, 4 bedrooms, 25 x 21 gathering/social room and a powder room. 3rd floor: Twelve rooms including 11 bedrooms and a communal ceramic tiled bathroom with 3 stall-enclosed toilets and and 2 stall-enclosed bathtubs with showers. The full basement consists of laundry, several storage rooms and utility/mechanical room. Gas fired steam boiler installed in 2012.
You can check out the listing here. If you decide to buy this property you’ll be our neighbor, so please be nice!