1898 Church – Lee, MA

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160 High St, Lee, MA 01238

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  • $249,000
  • 3 Bath
  • 5500 Sq Ft
Historical 1898 Methodist Episcopal Church is located in the downtown area. The building offers a worship area, fellowship hall,commercial kitchen, three first floor offices, three classrooms,book store ,three bathrooms,second floor office and attic space. Full basement, large parking lot is in the rear of the building. Some of the architectural features include American Shingle style church w/Romanesque overtones.Priced well below assessed value.Could remain a church or could be converted into a beautiful home!
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Lisa Kelley, MacCaro Realty
(413) 243-4647
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12 Comments on 1898 Church – Lee, MA

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  1. Eric says: 368 comments

    I’ve always thought that a beautiful old church like this could make an outstanding and totally unique residence. The stained glass is stunning.

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  2. John Shiflet says: 5363 comments

    I concur with Eric completely. Those heavenly windows turn this former sanctuary into something special.

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  3. Will says: 62 comments

    We looked at a church years ago that had a slanted floor like that. To make that part of the space livable would be quite an undertaking. This church is massive. Renovation would take a lot of years a lot of money. I agree the windows are outstanding.

  4. Barbara says: 26 comments

    who is going to clean those windows ? LOL Stunning !!

  5. Colleen J says: 1196 comments

    Wish I had the money to buy it and leave it as a church. However it would make a nice wedding/banquet facility don’t you think?

  6. DJ says: 72 comments

    O am surprised churches are residential and not business. Maybe it is their location. But with high ceilings and large windows, it is tough to divide into rooms for a family or put in normal size furniture and not live in a cave.
    It would make a better business that can use a large space.
    Interesting too financially that a group of people donate money to build it= who gets the money for the sale of it?

    • Diane2 says: 68 comments

      Traditionally, the local church building/property is the property of the Church (primary religious body).
      This has created some interesting (and bitter) court battles when local churches have splintered off from a main Church when the Church takes a theological position the local church adamantly opposes.

  7. Donald C. Carleton, Jr. says: 262 comments

    More testimony to the ongoing decline of mainline Protestantism…whatever your religious/political persuasion, I think it’s too bad to see these congregations withering away, if for no other reason than it endangers the futures of the landmarks that are such integral parts of local townscapes!

    Providence RI’s episcopal diocese is one example–they had to close their early 19th-century cathedral church, an important and very early example of gothic revival architecture, because they couldn’t afford to address pressing structural issues.

  8. JRichardJRichard says: 213 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    Akron plan sanctuary!

  9. mitch says: 1 comments

    As I recall, this church became an auction house after the Methodist Church closed and the building was sold in the late 70’s/early 80’s.

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