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What Should Go Here?: Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church

Does this Inman Park house of worship have to stay so? Or can it be used as something else?

For years, I've driven by the old Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church and its starch white columns fronting an imposing brick building in Inman Park.

For longer than I can remember, the church, located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Druid Circle, has been for sale.

It had me wondering: Who'd be in the market to buy a church and would the buyer have to use it as a church?

After all, it's not unheard of to repurpose a church into something else.

I've been to a few Protestant and Catholic churches in the Northeast and in France that had been converted into restaurants.

And during my days at university, I'd go clubbing with friends at the Limelight, the former Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in New York's Flatiron District.

While I hardly see Inman Park serving as the backdrop for a Limelight-style club, I do wonder who this church could be repurposed.

What would you like to see done with the Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church?

What's your vision for this vacancy?

Alexander Derr Williams June 06, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Theater. I live just behind this church and have been dreaming for years of repurposing it as a theater - dreaming wildly that is. But the same general question, how is it zoned? If nothing else, it's a good backdrop for film shoots.
Nick June 06, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Charter school...that's right.
Péralte Paul (Editor) June 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
You like playing with fire, Nick. :-)
Nick June 06, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I do! I also enjoy your articles, keep it up!
Péralte Paul (Editor) August 13, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Looks like the plans are for condominiums. Will get more details.

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