Church & Parsonage in Quantico, MD – $65,000

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Added to OHD on 5/27/20   -   Last OHD Update: 5/27/20   -   19 Comments
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6554 Quantico Rd, Quantico, MD 21856

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  • $65,000
Religious building with parsonage located in the quaint community of Quantico. Sanctuary building needs much renovation, still has stained glass windows, barrel ceiling with bead board, pews, and a balcony. Also included is the parsonage building, three bedrooms, one bath, several rooms on the first floor, utility area, possible kitchen, dining room, hall and living room/parlour. Nice wood floors, and a fireplace. Some original old doors with latch type hardware. back staircase leads to the bathroom. All sold as is . Two parcels included, parcels 134 and 136.
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Cynthia Stevens, Wilson Realty
(410) 968-1882
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19 Comments on Church & Parsonage in Quantico, MD – $65,000

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  1. KarenBKarenB says: 263 comments
    1885 KY farm center chimney cape style
    KY

    Wowzers! What a great buy. The Delmarva Peninsula is a beautiful place to live. Much wildlife, seafood and history. Lot of summer homes there also. If I was looking to move back to the Eastern Shore, this would be on my list as a definitely maybe. What potential for both.

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  2. BethanyBethany says: 3497 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    What wonderful posts today, Kelly! I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. I’m glad you are feeling up to it.

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
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    The Methodist Church was established in Quantico after local sermons by evangelist Freeborn Garrettson in the 1770’s. The church structure dates from 1820, and it was moved to this location and remodeled in 1848. The interior was redone in 1915 with the original slave gallery retained. The parsonage appears to date from the mid-19th Century as well.
    That’s a lot of real estate and history for the price, and reasonably well-preserved!

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  4. MichaelMichael says: 2531 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    So many possibilities! It’s quite a cute place with so many different thing you could do to the place. I’d want to restore the main space of the church and leave the space intact as much as possible, even if it became an office or meeting place!

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  5. CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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    What a buy for someone interested in flipping to sell, or you could flip both, live in one, sell or rent out the other. I’d like to see more of the house, in order to see room size, bur for the right person, this is a great deal. I just hope they don’t tear them down and build two identical ranch houses.

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  6. ebluhmebluhm says: 47 comments

    Indeed, this is a great buy in a pretty village with its brick sidewalks and shady main street. It would be awkward for anyone to tear these down, Carebear, since the whole of Quantico is mid to late 19th c houses and structures. Hulbert Footner in Rivers of the Eastern Shore writes that no large towns or cities grew up here around the Nanticoke River because the tribe of that name was very powerful .

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  7. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 255 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Wow, what an amazing property. You could do a lot with both buildings. And they’ll both be gorgeous when they’re fixed up.

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  8. JpedigoJpedigo says: 30 comments

    So much potential here! If nothing else, it would make a great wedding venue with the house providing the space for reception, etc.

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    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 828 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      I guess I’m the wrong generation. I just don’t get the “wedding venue” thing. Practically every town has a wedding venue already — either another church, the fire hall, the town hall, etc. This particular small town has a lovely Episcopal Church http://stphilipschurchquantico.org/, and an even older historic Episcopal church nearby (built 1733 and well worth a look https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Bartholomew%27s_Episcopal_Church_(Quantico,_Maryland), the Green Hill Country Club 3.4 miles away, etc. Being a grumpy old man, I’d live in the house and use the church as a woodworking studio. Bah humbug!

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      • JosephJoseph says: 412 comments
        1790 Northborough, MA

        This would not have been the year to start a new wedding venue!

        That aside, times change. Country clubs and the big downtown hotels were the desirable wedding venues. Now the popular ones are barns – either new or converted. It’s not an easy business. One on the farm next to my old house had a great setup since the previous owner was a well to do “hobby farmer’ and the facility was exquisite. But they still needed to make parking, restroom facilities. They also owned a restaurant, so could handle the catering from that location, but otherwise you need a kitchen setup even if for last minute prepping.

        And like B and B’s, the business isn’t distributed evenly through the calender. Good weather season weekends are fine, but otherwise you’re dark.

        Me, I’d go with the workshop. And as much as I love the look of the house, the maintenance on the church would be a bit much. I don’t need that big a workshop!

  9. TGrantTGrant says: 846 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    Look at that newel post and banister!!! Oh the possibilities here!!!

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  10. brigidbrigid says: 554 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    What a cute house and church. I love the wallpaper (especially the roses) and would hope to save as much as possible. If I had this house I would hope to be around for the opening of the time capsule. I would only be 115!

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  11. Anne M.Anne M. says: 862 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    that swan bathroom! love it.

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  12. rivforeverrivforever says: 3 comments
    1925 Arts and Crafts
    Saint Louis, MO

    My brother was the Methodist pastor here many years ago and still lives nearby. He said the bell was rung after news reached the community about Lincoln’s assassination in 1865.

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    • Thank you for sharing about your brother . If I had the money , and didn’t live so far away ,
      I would purchase the church and parsonage and restore them . I also would try to find a pastor with a young family to minister and live here . Then , I would find a place to live nearby .

  13. Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 828 comments
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    1875 Victorian Farmhouse
    Lancaster, PA, PA

    Nice history of the 1820 First United Methodist Church building in Md. historic archives: https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/Wicomico/WI-81.pdf

    And a local newspaper article covering the last years of the church and the announcement that it was going to be torn down (which apparently didn’t happen — yet). https://salisburyindependent.net/history/old-quantico-church-torn-memories-will-remain/

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  14. prettypaddleprettypaddle says: 155 comments
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    Lovely. Is that a linoleum rug? https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/51-6554quanticord.jpg

    Hope the church and home both find a new life!

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  15. DJZDJZ says: 213 comments
    1947 cape cod
    Glen Burnie, MD

    this place is 2 hours from me….I might have to look at this place, all things I love in one parcel lot! Id love to restore some of the woodwork in the house, not all of it, just some of it. Buying appliances for the kitchen isn’t too expensive. The biggest money taker is going to be fixing the roof in the church to make it structurally sound again. This looks like a fun project as most of my investment money would go into the church restoration.

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