A long abandoned church in Inman Park is a step closer to salvation, with a conversion under way to transform the sanctuary into six large condo units. Back in January, developer Kairos began the conversion of the 1930 church into the Lizzie Chapel Flats. Now, a few months into the transformation, Terry Kearns has tracked the progress on his blog, Architecture Tourist, documenting its current gutted state in photo and video. Stripped to the studs, Lizzie's ready for her newest incarnation.
Built as the Atlanta Gospel Tabernacle 85 years ago, the church's cornerstone indicates it was affiliated with the Grand Masonic Lodge. Throughout its history, the church hosted three congregations, though it's been unused since 2005; plans to rehab the space have been in the works for a while. In 2012, East Atlanta Patch reported the chapel was destined to become 10 residential units to start at $300,000 (ah, the good ol' days).
Now, six units are planned to fill the space, with three bedrooms and more than 2,500 square feet apiece. Last time we spoke with the developer, no firm prices had been established, but with that much space in Inman Park, it's safe to say $300,000 is out of the question, especially given the perks nearby. Located near the intersection of Euclid and Edgewood avenues, the building isn't far from the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA station and just two blocks from the Beltline and Krog Street Market. The Kairos team, with permits in hands, is working full-steam ahead to get the condos built.
· Lizzie Chapel Is Hollowed Out But Survives in Inman Park [Architecture Tourist]
· Townhomes Planned for Lizzie Chapel Site in Inman Park [East Atlanta Patch]
· Lizzie Chapel Flats
· High-End Lofts Destined for Inman Park's 'Lizzie Chapel' [Curbed Atlanta]