This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
137 North 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102
137 North 15th St., Allentown, PA 18102 1444 W. Turner St, Allentown, PA 18104
$395,000 15,168 SF
Grace Hall Church is a circa 1898 spectacular, neo-Gothic granite church in a residential area. There are two floors with 16,500 +/- sq ft. of space, high ceilings and huge windows.
Original stained glass, brass-copper fixtures, Gothic Revival bronze lights, oak doors, balconies, working pipe-organ and bell tower make this property one of a kind.
The sanctuary has a three-manual 63 stop Moeller organ in full working condition. Wood trim, choir rails, balconies and doors are made of oak and walnut. Also included is a professional sound system.
The lower floor contains a very large meeting room with small stage and flexible dividing partitions. Also, a large industrial kitchen, a smaller kitchen and most of the building mechanics.
Building is a corner location, well situated between the commercial and residential areas of Allentown.
Successful bidder receives option to purchase two unit adjacent building for cost of appraised value. Originally, this was intended to be demolished to provide parking but can be used as a rental income property.