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Middleburg Seeking Ideas for Historic Asbury Church Adaptive Reuse – Leesburg Today Online—Daily News Coverage of Loudoun County, Leesburg, Ashburn: Middleburg Life

In 1864, the church became the first black church in town and remained a center of religious activity for the local black community until it was removed from active use in 1994.

The Town Council and staff are very interested in the community’s ideas about how this wonderful structure might be used to the benefit of the town.

via Middleburg Seeking Ideas for Historic Asbury Church Adaptive Reuse – Leesburg Today Online—Daily News Coverage of Loudoun County, Leesburg, Ashburn: Middleburg Life.

Keeping the church weird | The Christian Century

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Oude Kerk, or old church, in Amsterdam, hosts the 2013 World Press Photo contest, among other arts events. The 800-year-old building is still home to a congregation. Some rights reserved by Joop Reuvecamp.

“Most of our landfill waste comes from building deconstruction,” she interjected. “We can’t just keep adding to that. These old buildings are well made and historic. You can’t just tear them down. Surely we can think of new uses for them.”

I realized my friend wanted to keep the church weird. I also understood that the issue was more complicated than my slash-and-burn approach allowed. However, the questions still remain. What should we do when a congregation can no longer afford a pastor, ministry, and a building?

via Keeping the church weird | The Christian Century.

Adaptive Reuse Project Complete on Kenmore Avenue; Apartments Now Leasing | Buffalo Rising

Another Buffalo church has found new life as residential space.  Creative Structures Services (css), a general contracting, project management and development firm headed by David Pawlik and Russell Kyte, has recently finished work on the former Buffalo Covenant Church at 786 Kenmore Avenue.

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via Adaptive Reuse Project Complete on Kenmore Avenue; Apartments Now Leasing | Buffalo Rising.

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore | Colossal

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore churches books architecture

Architects BK. Architecten were tasked with converting this 15th century Dominican church into a modern bookstore with the addition of 700 square meters of shopping space. But there was one major catch: all the historical elements of the 547-year-old building including stained glass windows, pipe organ, ceiling paintings and expansive arches had to remain intact.

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore churches books architecture

A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore churches books architecture

via A 15th Century Cathedral Transformed into a Modern Bookstore | Colossal.

Religious Conversions: 15 Houses of Worship Turned Secular | WebUrbanist

Web Urbanist has today’s adaptive reuse divine inspiration!Church Converted Library 1

Former houses of worship all over the world retain all of their awe-inspiring original architectural elements like vaulted ceilings, arches, altars and stained glass windows while adjusting to needs that are more mundane.

Converted Church Home Living Zecc 1

via Religious Conversions: 15 Houses of Worship Turned Secular | WebUrbanist.

Saint Silas Church Move and Renovation Project part 1

Check out Annick French and her husband moving St. Silas church they will renovate and turn into their home!

It looks to be a beautiful project that we will follow here on The Reclamation Administration. You can see her imgur gallery here.

She's a beaut!

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St. Silas Church, coming down Belmont Rd to its new home!

via Church move – YouTube.

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