c. 1900 Church – Liberty, KS

Added to OHD on 5/27/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
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501 Main St, Liberty, KS 67351

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  • $12,900
  • 2 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2401 Sq Ft
  • 0.44 Ac.
Old Catholic church turned into a single family home. Needs some TLC.
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Bob Pasternak, Coldwell Banker Pasternak-Johnson
(620) 331-5510
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10 Comments on c. 1900 Church – Liberty, KS

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3464 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    It’s very odd to see this in it’s unfinished converted state, as it still looks like a church but with a sink where the altar should be! I mean, the cross is even still on the wall! Also, not that I’m an expert exactly, but this doesn’t look like a Catholic church. It looks like a protestant church of some kind. I googled it but couldn’t come up with anything.

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    • JullesJulles says: 522 comments
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      I’ve got to agree, Catholics usually use a crucifix not a plain cross. Also, they have stations of the cross, confessionals and a side chapel for Mary.

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    • Elaine says: 87 comments

      No, it doesn’t look in the least Catholic! I’m with you , Bethany! Looks protestant to me too. And is that sink out of place or WHAT!!! I was trying to figure out what was going on with it! The price is right though!

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  2. David Browning says: 4 comments

    I’m pretty sure I found it at: “104 Main St. Liberty, KS” on Google Maps

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  3. KathyCKathyC says: 33 comments
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    It does look Protestant-there’s no baptismal font and the cross should be different. Then again, I’m not an expert or anything… 🙂

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  4. Dorothy says: 6 comments

    My thought exactly. Realtor comments “turned into SFH” was quite liberal.

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  5. Joe says: 755 comments

    -Might it be a “St Mary of the Kitchen Sink” Catholic church? Just kidding.
    -A scenario which I think more likely is that someone young, who thought it would be really cool to live in a converted church, bought it to convert to a home. From the comments made after other churches that I have seen on OHD, there is no shortage of people who love the idea of living in a converted church.
    -I can see a person who has inherited a lot of stuff buying it and living there while deciding what to do with everything.
    – They could have sold off as many of the fixtures, such as pews, communion rail, altar, stations of the cross, baptismal font, etc..
    -After clearing the space, they set plumbing as a priority, installing a shower in one of the baths and a kitchen sink, After putting down inexpensive carpet and living with the stuff, they may have found themselves without the resources to really do anything that would be cool. I can see a young man giving up if he fell for someone who said,”It’s me or the church”.
    -Of course any of us can voice our idle speculations. It is a lot of fun doing so.
    -The important thing here is that they are offering what looks like a well made brick shell for a song. Some lucky buyer who does have the resources can turn into a nice home or buy it for any other use they can imagine. Those of us who follow OHD are so used to seeing houses, former churches, and other buildings for sale that have amazing detailing with stories to match that we lose sight of the fact that such a shell is a pretty great palette upon which one can paint there own dreams.
    -The locals will inevitably tell any buyer the history of the church.

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  6. Karen I says: 170 comments

    LOL! It’s me or the church. I can see that. These church sales make me sad. I think of all the people that found peace and happiness in these buildings. I hope someone makes it a peaceful and happy place again.

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  7. Beverly Reed says: 15 comments

    When I have imagined remodeling a church for a home I have always pictured the kitchen on dais so the sink placement doesn’t seem odd to me. The quality of the work is atrocious but that is where I imagine the kitchen. The church is nicely sized for conversion.

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