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(Zillow)   Church converted to "mansion" for sale. With pictures of what you get if the best you can do is pray for a mansion   (zillow.com) divider line
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7513 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Sep 2022 at 9:50 AM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-11 8:50:32 AM  
Its like they took an old church and turned it into an old church with random beds in it.
 
2022-09-11 9:00:02 AM  
I can smell the bouquet of naphthalene and old house smell just from the pictures

The interior needs more renovations other than installing a jetted tub in the bathroom. Kitchen is huge though
 
2022-09-11 9:04:00 AM  
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Enjoy your asbestos.
 
2022-09-11 9:14:05 AM  
Too bad it's zoned single family. You could probably convert it into apartments.
The lack of any HVAC data is concerning.
 
2022-09-11 9:20:26 AM  
There once was a church in Shamokin...
 
2022-09-11 9:24:26 AM  
What a depressing result you managed to achieve from an amazing opportunity.
 
2022-09-11 9:30:12 AM  

leeto2: Too bad it's zoned single family. You could probably convert it into apartments.

The lack of any HVAC data is concerning.



It most certainly gets hot as hell in there.
 
2022-09-11 9:31:56 AM  
Alice's restaurant has been done. That was then, this is now, won't be done again.
 
2022-09-11 9:40:33 AM  
Heating/cooling 14000sq.ft. won't be cheap
No parking except on the street
Market rate taxes won't be cheap either
NIMBY neighbors likely will disapprove of any ideas
 
2022-09-11 9:40:50 AM  
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2022-09-11 9:45:05 AM  

bearded clamorer: [Fark user image image 600x450]

Enjoy your asbestos.


You mean pipe candy?
 
2022-09-11 9:48:27 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: bearded clamorer: [Fark user image image 600x450]

Enjoy your asbestos.

You mean pipe candy?


Coming out of/ returning to that boiler.
 
2022-09-11 9:54:08 AM  

leeto2: Too bad it's zoned single family. You could probably convert it into apartments.
The lack of any HVAC data is concerning.


It's Gods house, so of course it's "single family" you twat!
 
2022-09-11 9:54:26 AM  
Those ceilings look low to me

/Lives in 1902 house
 
2022-09-11 9:54:47 AM  
250k? that's a shamokin' deal!
 
2022-09-11 9:56:13 AM  
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Shamokin!!!
 
2022-09-11 9:57:03 AM  
I don't know, I'm kinda digging this. Sure it needs some more reno work but you could turn the sanctuary into the mother of all Home Theaters.

Also I'm assuming the boiler answers the heat question
 
2022-09-11 9:57:04 AM  
Yep, that's super lame and depressing.
 
2022-09-11 9:57:36 AM  
Did they forget to tell the city it was converted to a residence?

Public tax history
Tax history is unavailable.
 
2022-09-11 9:57:46 AM  
I have a couple of friends that lived in converted churches. One was split into several apartments and the other was a single residence. Just hope you never have roof issues. There aren't too many companies that will do that slope.
 
2022-09-11 9:59:14 AM  
"The property would be amazing for an Airbnb ..."

*skeptical_thor.jpg*

Is there an intense Airbnb market in Shamokin, PA?  A quick google shows that it's in the middle of nowhere and, in keeping with the theme from the Zillow posting, every picture of the place looks like pure sadness.
 
2022-09-11 10:00:11 AM  
I was in Shamokin for a basketball tournament once.  The town is a shiathole casualty of NAFTA as all there were a lot of abandoned factories and it was just all around depressing and shiatty.  The HS basketball team was SHOCKINGLY good.

/CSB
 
2022-09-11 10:00:22 AM  
I would annoy the shiat out of the neighborhood if I lived there. Every touchdown, that bell is ringing.
 
2022-09-11 10:00:38 AM  
A better church conversion. Of course, it's not in a residential neighborhood.
 
2022-09-11 10:00:54 AM  
Define "converted".

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2022-09-11 10:01:07 AM  
My Pokemon based cult needs a new space.
 
2022-09-11 10:01:24 AM  
Get ordained online, and have a few friends over every Sunday for "worship" (big screen tv, football during season, movies off season), and get those sweet tax breaks.

If you were motivated, you could fix that place up pretty nice.
Just don't try and make every square inch of it as a living space.
 
2022-09-11 10:01:29 AM  
the reason I would live in a place like that is for the acoustics.   Playing guitars at full volume in a big, open room like that would NEVER get old.

the heating/cooling bills however, would.
 
2022-09-11 10:01:44 AM  
Had a friend who grew up in Shamokin. He doesn't talk about it much.
 
2022-09-11 10:01:45 AM  
Not as cool as the 8800 Blue Lick Rd property in Louisville -- it was a baptist church that had been converted into a warehouse for an online reseller.  Unfortunately the virtual walkthrough is offline these days, but if you were looking for the baptismal tub, it was just past the girls gone wild dvds.
 
2022-09-11 10:02:31 AM  

Another Government Employee: Just hope you never have roof issues. There aren't too many companies that will do that slope...


...for a price you can afford. Write a large enough check and they'll be right there.
 
2022-09-11 10:03:28 AM  
Churches always smelled funny to me.  It's like they all have their own special flavor of musty funk.
 
2022-09-11 10:04:16 AM  
That carpet is amazing.
 
2022-09-11 10:04:35 AM  
Pee-wee Herman Complete Collection on Letterman, 1982-85 Recut
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This church had some bad/sad history to it
 
2022-09-11 10:04:39 AM  
I mean... I could live with it. I'd just set up all my music gear/recording stuff around the stage, and by god re-decorate and get rid of the a)shiatty carpet and b)shiatty tile and then redecorate again.

Lot of space for side projects up in there. And a 40lb bale of nag champa and one big weed smoking party should kill the old folks church smell.
 
2022-09-11 10:04:55 AM  
There are definitely not dead altar boys in that room blocked by the fridge.

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2022-09-11 10:06:08 AM  

phedex: the reason I would live in a place like that is for the acoustics.   Playing guitars at full volume in a big, open room like that would NEVER get old.

the heating/cooling bills however, would.


That was my first thought on seeing the pulpit/stage.there should be a full band setup ready to go at any time.
 
2022-09-11 10:07:11 AM  
"Hey let's blow all our money on this funky triangular jetted tub. We can get bed frames next year."
 
2022-09-11 10:09:50 AM  

sleze: I was in Shamokin for a basketball tournament once.  The town is a shiathole casualty of NAFTA as all there were a lot of abandoned factories and it was just all around depressing and shiatty.



That's basically the future of the entirety of America outside of the major metro areas and their outlying suburbs, plus probably those towns that are stable, large farming communities and those that are tied to reliable non-city tourist destinations (like ski towns and other 'nature' attractions).  It seems like it must just be a challenge that comes with being a gigantic country in terms of land area.  Canada is fairly successful, but look how much is uninhabited.  Same for Australia.  Then there's Russia, which is more like the US with huge swaths of socioeconomic-but-inhabited wasteland, which seems to be China's model as well.
 
2022-09-11 10:10:41 AM  
I'm pretty sure if god wanted it converted into a home he wouldn't have made it smell like that.  You know the farker haunts the place just because he can...stupid god
 
2022-09-11 10:11:22 AM  

sleze: I was in Shamokin for a basketball tournament once.  The town is a shiathole casualty of NAFTA as all there were a lot of abandoned factories and it was just all around depressing and shiatty.  The HS basketball team was SHOCKINGLY good.

/CSB


At least it will be a good backdrop for an uplifting sports drama, then.

If I bought it, I'd redo the sanctuary to look all Gothic and churchy, and then use it exclusively for freaky sex acts. Not sure that's worth the quarter-mill, even at that price per square foot.
 
2022-09-11 10:11:44 AM  

WickerNipple: What a depressing result you managed to achieve from an amazing opportunity.


this. i was reminded of this level of depression
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2022-09-11 10:13:59 AM  
I have a photo of the old Shamokin/Pottsville sign somewhere.  It's about halfway between the tourist destinations of Scranton and Harrisburg.
The place would be perfect for converting into a church, though.
 
2022-09-11 10:14:41 AM  
The heating/cooling thing.

I would take the largest room, and section it off for living areas. Living room, bedroom, bathroom, rec room all together. Re-route all the plumbing. Then just cool/heat those areas.

Close off the rest of the rooms. Use them for a garage, storage rooms.

The podium area would make a great sex s/m dungeon.
 
2022-09-11 10:16:18 AM  
It's got a Fallout 4 vibe to it.
 
2022-09-11 10:17:25 AM  
So how much work do we reckon is needed? $1 million, 1.5?
 
2022-09-11 10:18:39 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Had a friend who grew up in Shamokin. He doesn't talk about it much.


Could be worse. Not much worse, but still. Could have been New Philly.
 
2022-09-11 10:18:59 AM  
Great deal until the hazmat report comes back showing all the asbestos remediation needed if they renovate.
 
2022-09-11 10:23:57 AM  
I can smell those photos
 
2022-09-11 10:24:07 AM  
I just noticed the pipe organ is still there. You could have fun with that (assuming the stacks aren't trashed).
 
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