Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Living Hope Church Site For Sale

A for-sale sign has gone up in recent weeks on the Living Hope First United Pentecostal Church of Washington DC, located at 1200 1st Street. (H/T to reader @MichaelMills_DC) It is located next to James Creek and across the street from the DMV. According to the listing on LoopNet, the church was built in 1957 with an elevator added in 2002 and new windows in 2011. It is approximately 7,500 SF and contains a fellowship hall, office space, commercial kitchen and baptismal pool. The sanctuary seats over 260 people. 

Prior to Living Hope, the church was home to Second Baptist Church Southwest, which originally built the church in 1957 after purchasing the site from the Housing Authority – it was last for sale in 2012 when Second Baptist moved from the space to District Heights, Maryland. It appears that Second Baptist still owns the church and is leasing it to Living Hope. The current sale price is $1.6 million and the property is zoned R-4. 

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