1903 Church – Mckeesport, PA – $115,000

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Added to OHD on 4/26/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/21/18   -   28 Comments
1501 Union Ave, Mckeesport, PA

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1903 historic church mid renovation to loft home. CULTURAL DISTRICT
I have been living/ renovating this church for 21 months to a residential loft. I have decided to move to warmer climate (getting old LOL). The church is 6000 ft.² interior with a 10,000 square-foot lot opposite the Carnegie library up on the hill in the library district. All new electric meter and gas lines run. Upper level has two master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. There is also large loft space that could easily be converted to 2 children's bedrooms. Kitchen includes Matador cabinets and Viking appliances including range hood cooktop, wall oven, freezer, two dishwashers and warming drawer. Full usable basement with circular steel columns that could be converted to another 2 to 4 bedroom apartment or workspace. This could easily be used as a multi use or split up. Year taxes: $250
Please email gawjackson@gmail.com with any questions
Contact Details
Glen Jackson, Owner
412-595-6061 / gawjackson@gmail.com

28 Comments on 1903 Church – Mckeesport, PA – $115,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owner for sharing.

  2. Linda R says: 230 comments

    What a perfect wedding venue for those who do not have a home congregation but still like that formal atmosphere. Has space for the reception / dance and overnight guests too. Anybody beside me see a cat in the far left stained glass window?

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 240 comments
      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      The cat looks like he’s wearing a bow tie 😊.

  3. Bethany otto says: 2398 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    Gorgeous church; I see more of a business or wedding venue potential here than a home conversion, but that’s just me.

  4. Sandy Main says: 1 comments

    I have personally viewed this property and believe me when I say that it’s breathtaking. What Glen has done with this church conversion is remarkable. I love it. It’s a must see!!

  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 730 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.

    Incredible! Now wish I lived in that area! Dang, wonderful conversion.

  6. Tina says: 1 comments

    Really Looks amazing Glen, you have done such an awesome job… so proud of you and I hope you sell it soon so you can move to warmer climates 🙂

  7. Annabelle says: 120 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1988 Log Home
    Cross, SC

    Wouldn’t know where to start with this. And I haven’t been able to find that cat!

    • Peggy Sullivan says: 33 comments

      Annabelle…when looking for “hidden” objects look slightly off-center either right or left and you may pick it out in your peripheral vision. A lesson learned from doing hours of “hidden pictures” with grandchild.

  8. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 135 comments

    nice conversion in progress indeed

    still a fair amount of work to be done IMNSHO….

  9. Anne Hamilton says: 188 comments

    Glen, what an amazing conversion you have accomplished. I can only imagine what it looked like when you bought it. I really like how you added the kitchen.
    It has a veritable Castle-like feel. Anyone who purchases this will be a lucky person. Living in a large, open space this is actually quite soothing and comfortable. For some reason, pictures always make these spaces feel more cold than they feel in person.

  10. KentDLDKentDLD says: 17 comments

    Every time I see a church conversion such as this, I’m left to wonder if the bell is still in the bell tower. It is seldom mentioned or photographed. I do like this one, however; I second Anne’s comment that it has a castle-like feel. I would need more natural light, though.

    • Stephen Pike says: 4 comments

      When I rehabbed an 1851 church for a wedding chapel and B&B we moved the newer metal bell tower from the weeds in the back yard to a prominent location just off the front entrance in a garden setting…the newly married couple could exit the church and gather their guests outside as they rang the bell and announced to the town they were married…a huge hit!

  11. Deborah Ellington Thrasher says: 14 comments

    Absolutely in awe! For years I have wanted to find a church in Mississippi to renovate and make it our residence. There is one in Amite County that I am ga-ga over! Just too far from work. Again, this church is unreal pretty ! Good job and elated to see others with same sense of wonder at doing this type of reno! Just fabulous!

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Added more photos.

  13. Elliott says: 38 comments

    Congratulations on the valiant effort! I’ve been looking at churches to move into for awhile. I’ve been dealing w/ the McKeesport Heritage Center to return an important work of art of Overcoat Sam back to it’s origins and it arrives today. I’ll take a closer look at this property and good luck!

  14. JANET H. says: 1 comments

    I see the cat it’s in the 26 th picture from the beginning

  15. kathy lee stokes-phillips says: 207 comments

    awesome stained glass

  16. Ken Simpson says: 3 comments

    I can’t believe they went off and left the beautiful stained glass windows!

  17. Elizabeth WElizabeth W says: 57 comments

    I think this might be my favourite “church home” I’ve seen on here. I’ve always been curious – when you live in a church, do people often try to come in thinking it’s still a functioning one?

  18. samsara313samsara313 says: 114 comments
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    Carpentersville, IL

    Ever since my Realtor/Broker mom listed a church that had been turned into a home in the tiny little town of Florida Ohio for sale and allowed her 16 year old daughter (me) to go look at it I have been dreaming of living in a church (almost 50 years)!!) There have been a couple that captured my eye (one listed here on OHD in Dayton could have almost enticed me to move back to the midwest permanently but the amount of work and it’s sheer size is just too daunting at this stage of my life)


    but THIS church has my brain and my heart waging war on each other! I’m so in love and in awe I can barely breathe!! if it was anywhere closer to FL, I’d be signing on the dotted line ASAP! LoveLoveLOVE it! Great job…Glen!

  19. greenlady0 says: 8 comments
    1953 CA Sprawling Ranch

    what a beauty! wish I were younger and up to finishing the reno the stained glass windows are stunning!

  20. BethsterBethster says: 718 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Way too much fabulousness.

  21. sam says: 1 comments

    i own a church in Pa as well about 3 hours from NYC in a quiet little village. it’s roughly the same the size maybe slightly bigger with all the stained glass still there and the curved pews. I am still working out the problem of heating…does anyone have any idea how to heat it? and what are the cost? i like what you have done with the church.

  22. CandyCandy says: 114 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Carpentersville, IL

    Sam… because you’re posting so long after this was originally posted, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to get any response to your question. Don’t take it personally… Many people get this news letter On a daily basis, pour over it and make comments and then wait expectantly for the next email arrival! The only reason I am revisiting is because I adore this church and mine is one of the last posts in this string so I happened to see yours. My advice to you is that you hop on the next email you receive and ask your question… There are many many extremely knowledgeable people on this site that can certainly help you and seem to be very happy to give advice . Good luck!

  23. Marjon says: 10 comments

    I’m new to this sight.
    I am a retired artis .and I can vision huge paintings everwhere.
    If you have any idea about the heating. That would be nice.

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