Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Church that became a restaurant

The Church of the United Methodist, Chestnut St. - Portland, USA, was transformed into a restaurant, named "Grace", being one of the top restaurants in the area. The building was built between 1856-1857 and is one of the unique surviving examples of early Renaissance in Portland. It was used as a place of worship for the believers until 2004. 


The innovative and impressive transformation into a restaurant cost more than $2 million. Renovation was done with utmost respect for the sanctity of the place and the end result justified the expectations of all. Despite this, it is a shame to see a church become a restaurant or another social place, as is the case now with many Church buildings in the West. 

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