Churches in Maine for sale, it is always a little sad to see the need to sell one.
And every new buyer for a Maine church is not planning to use it for a house of worship. We listed a Church of the Nazarene that became a small engine / sports vehicle repair and sales place.
The former Christian Science Church property became a residence for a fellow who liked different, unique housing.
He dealt online with industrial pumps.
His old office before the move from Pennsylvania was a former rail road station.
Have had churches in Houlton Maine sold to get the extra ground. With a neighboring property owner absorbing the extra space.
And the Christian Missionary Alliance church stayed the same use.
But the Mormon, Church of Ladderday Saints bought it next.
Put lots of money into the structure.
Improved the parking by buying the Maine home next door, leveling it and doing major drainage work.
The former church always lacked parking, had a wet basement too.
That made Sunday School classes a tad soggy, musty at times.
So this week listed a former Methodist Church in Monticello Maine.
When you walk in after turning the key it hits you. You feel the membership of the past and "see" the kids, families that made this church a bit part of their life. That must miss, feel a hole from the closing the doors.
Each and every stained glass church window I am sure comes with a tale that I have not heard.
You see the familiar local family names on the stained glass windows that fill the sanctuary.
The church property from end to end around the four walls with the bell on top.
See the rope to pull it in the video embed.
The corner lot is large, level and side street quiet. A short walk to shopping, the post office, gas for the lawn mower, car or adult toys. The stained glass windows are gorgeous... even without power on to add to the tour. Take the walk through video of 14 School Street, Monticello Maine Methodist Church.
I remember traveling north, attending a few services at this church as a member of the Houlton Methodist Church.
The four kids and I made the 16 mile trip north. But like many churches, it is hard enough filling the pews at the Houlton and Hodgdon Methodist Churches. So the Monticello Methodist church had it last service four years ago. The decision just made to find another owner, church or otherwise to put the structure to work.
The building is in good shape, the price is right on this Maine church.
Scope out the images, details of 14 School Street Monticello Maine Church property.
Priced at $49,500 with stained glass windows, kitchen equipment, handicap access ramps.
Creating 20 hardwood pews, the church in Maine property listing won't last long. The property listing taxes are except on a Maine church.
But the friendly small town of Monticello Maine is scrambling to figure out the property taxes if pulled off the church use rolls. We are thinking expect about $2699 or so and will update as the true figure is known. The town for a tax paying assessment is thinking of a value of $125,900.