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Houses of the Holy: Boston's Latest Church Conversions

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The conversion of Boston churches into condos and apartments is nothing new. Cambridge architect Graham Gund redesigned Back Bay's Mount Vernon Church for condos back in the late 1970s and there were surely others before that. Recently, though, there's been a spate of proposed or completed church conversions from the South End to South Boston to Beacon Hill. They're enough to add at least 127 housing units to the city, something to truly give thanks and praise for nowadays.


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1. 775 Harrison Avenue

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775 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

Plans call for converting the 157-year-old Church of the Immaculate Conception (which was later used as the Jesuit Urban Center) into 54 apartments ranging from 1-BRs to 3-BRs, with four townhouses on an adjacent property.

2. 33-35 Bowdoin Street

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35 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02114

The 184-year-old Church of St. John the Evangelist (and its rectory) could end up as four or five condos plus office space.

3. 740 Tremont Street

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740 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

The six townhouse-style condos carved from the circa-1862 Gothic building (which last housed the New Hope Baptist Church) hit the sales market in early 2013.

4. 225 Dorchester Street

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225 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127

The 29 condos carved from the 139-year-old St. Augustine's Church just hit the sales market.

5. 136 Shawmut Avenue

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136 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

There's a proposal out to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory into at least 33 condos and a 28-car, stacked-system garage below. The current design calls for an eight-story addition to shoot through the roof of the church, built in 1877.

1. 775 Harrison Avenue

775 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

Plans call for converting the 157-year-old Church of the Immaculate Conception (which was later used as the Jesuit Urban Center) into 54 apartments ranging from 1-BRs to 3-BRs, with four townhouses on an adjacent property.

775 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

2. 33-35 Bowdoin Street

35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02114

The 184-year-old Church of St. John the Evangelist (and its rectory) could end up as four or five condos plus office space.

35 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. 740 Tremont Street

740 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

The six townhouse-style condos carved from the circa-1862 Gothic building (which last housed the New Hope Baptist Church) hit the sales market in early 2013.

740 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

4. 225 Dorchester Street

225 Dorchester Street, Boston, MA 02127

The 29 condos carved from the 139-year-old St. Augustine's Church just hit the sales market.

225 Dorchester Street
Boston, MA 02127

5. 136 Shawmut Avenue

136 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

There's a proposal out to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory into at least 33 condos and a 28-car, stacked-system garage below. The current design calls for an eight-story addition to shoot through the roof of the church, built in 1877.

136 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118