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Every church conversion in Washington, D.C., mapped

Learn about every former holy house in the District, from Blind Whino to Morton Street Mews

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Blind Whino.
| Photo via Brook Ward

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2013 and has been updated with the most recent information.

Although Washington, D.C., has seen any number of school buildings repurposed, churches have lately started to see new lives as well.

The Grace Church Condominiums were a decided forerunner, starting their conversion from church to condos in 1988. However, in the past five years alone, other spots that were once houses of God have started to appear on our radar. If they haven't turned into condos, they've become art galleries or hotels.

Here, Curbed has mapped every church that has not been torn down, but instead refreshed as housing or another use.

As always, if there are any church conversions missing, let us know in the comments.

Note: The mapped points have been listed geographically, from most north to most south.

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1. Morton Street Mews

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777 Morton St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Formerly the Iglesia Ni Christo church, this site is now known as Morton Street Mews. Opened in 2015, this 26-unit condo development offers high-end units that can list over $1 million.

Image via OPaL LLC

2. The Vintage

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3146 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

This new residential development was once known as Meridian Hill Baptist Church. Now, it’s an 85-unit condo project just two blocks from the nearest Metro station.

Rendering via Valor Development

3. The LINE DC

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1770 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Sydell Group's new 220-room hotel for Adams Morgan will come with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and an event space. Amenities will include a sauna. Originally, this hotel was a c. 1912-constructed church known as the First Church of Christ.

Rendering via Sydell Group

4. The Logic

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2105-2107 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

In U Street Corridor, there are plans to incorporate a historic church into the design of a 40-unit condo building. At the corner of 10th and V streets NW, there will also be a brand new retail space.

Rendering via Sorg Architects

5. Bishop's Gate Condominiums

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1715 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

The former chapel of this ex-rectory, convent, and Catholic School still has tall ceilings and stained glass windows, retained from its original structure. Bishop’s Gate is now a townhome community with 82 residences.

Photo via Redfin

6. Scripture Cathedral Church

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810 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Before, this church was known as Scripture Cathedral. Soon, it will be replaced with 66 apartments over nearly 7,000 square feet of retail and 68 below-grade parking spaces.

Rendering via Four Points and The Warrenton Group

7. Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

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2709-2713 N St NW
Washington, DC 20007

This building, once the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, was constructed in 1909. It was later converted into three condos, some which reach over $2 million in price.

Photo via TTR Sotheby's International Realty

8. The Sanctuary

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819 D St NE
Washington, DC 20002

This former 1916-built church in Capitol Hill currently features 30 units. In May 2017, one of The Sanctuary’s condos sold for $1,525,000, making it the highest priced Northeast D.C. condo sold since 2008.

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9. The Residences at Saint Monica’s

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1335 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003

In 2009, two Capitol Hill congregations—St. Monica's and St. James—became one when this building from 1908 became a boutique condo building, called The Residences at Saint Monica’s.

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10. Grace Church Condominiums

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350 9th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Built in 1891, this church later became Faith Baptist Church in the 1950s before being converted once again to 18 condos in 1989. Each of the units range from 570 to 1,375 square feet. The stained glass windows from the original property were retained.

Photo via D.C. Condo Boutique

11. The Churchill

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514 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

In 2015, Capitol Hill’s circa 1855-built Mount Joy Baptist Church was converted into a condo complex. The units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops.

Rendering via Churchill AP Partners LLC

12. Blind Whino

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700 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

Perhaps the most dramatic conversion has been that of this abandoned Waterfront church into an art gallery that is now, itself, an enormous four-sided mural.

Blind Whino Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Artwhino

1. Morton Street Mews

777 Morton St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Image via OPaL LLC

Formerly the Iglesia Ni Christo church, this site is now known as Morton Street Mews. Opened in 2015, this 26-unit condo development offers high-end units that can list over $1 million.

777 Morton St NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. The Vintage

3146 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Rendering via Valor Development

This new residential development was once known as Meridian Hill Baptist Church. Now, it’s an 85-unit condo project just two blocks from the nearest Metro station.

3146 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. The LINE DC

1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Rendering via Sydell Group

Sydell Group's new 220-room hotel for Adams Morgan will come with two restaurants, a coffee shop, and an event space. Amenities will include a sauna. Originally, this hotel was a c. 1912-constructed church known as the First Church of Christ.

1770 Euclid St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. The Logic

2105-2107 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Rendering via Sorg Architects

In U Street Corridor, there are plans to incorporate a historic church into the design of a 40-unit condo building. At the corner of 10th and V streets NW, there will also be a brand new retail space.

2105-2107 10th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Bishop's Gate Condominiums

1715 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Photo via Redfin

The former chapel of this ex-rectory, convent, and Catholic School still has tall ceilings and stained glass windows, retained from its original structure. Bishop’s Gate is now a townhome community with 82 residences.

1715 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Scripture Cathedral Church

810 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Rendering via Four Points and The Warrenton Group

Before, this church was known as Scripture Cathedral. Soon, it will be replaced with 66 apartments over nearly 7,000 square feet of retail and 68 below-grade parking spaces.

810 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

7. Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

2709-2713 N St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Photo via TTR Sotheby's International Realty

This building, once the Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, was constructed in 1909. It was later converted into three condos, some which reach over $2 million in price.

2709-2713 N St NW
Washington, DC 20007

8. The Sanctuary

819 D St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Photo via Redfin

This former 1916-built church in Capitol Hill currently features 30 units. In May 2017, one of The Sanctuary’s condos sold for $1,525,000, making it the highest priced Northeast D.C. condo sold since 2008.

819 D St NE
Washington, DC 20002

9. The Residences at Saint Monica’s

1335 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Photo via Redfin

In 2009, two Capitol Hill congregations—St. Monica's and St. James—became one when this building from 1908 became a boutique condo building, called The Residences at Saint Monica’s.

1335 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003

10. Grace Church Condominiums

350 9th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Photo via D.C. Condo Boutique

Built in 1891, this church later became Faith Baptist Church in the 1950s before being converted once again to 18 condos in 1989. Each of the units range from 570 to 1,375 square feet. The stained glass windows from the original property were retained.

350 9th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

11. The Churchill

514 4th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Rendering via Churchill AP Partners LLC

In 2015, Capitol Hill’s circa 1855-built Mount Joy Baptist Church was converted into a condo complex. The units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and quartz countertops.

514 4th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

12. Blind Whino

700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Blind Whino Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Artwhino

Perhaps the most dramatic conversion has been that of this abandoned Waterfront church into an art gallery that is now, itself, an enormous four-sided mural.

700 Delaware Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024