Eastside Property: Church on York seeks an afterlife and new tenant

Photo courtesy Brock Harris

HIGHLAND PARK —  The former Church on York, a performance space and would-be nightclub that closed last month, is now up for rent, according to LoopNet.  The LoopNet listing for the York Boulevard church, a Tudor-Craftsman style building built in 1913, says the approximately 6,000 square-foot structure is “ideal for creative office space, large scale (ie furniture) retail, events, studio space, performance space, etc.” The owners are asking for more than $9,000 a month in rent for the building in the 4900 block of York Boulevard.

The original tenant for the 101-year-old building was the York Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church. The last religious institution to occupy the building, the York Boulevard Church of Christ, was using the building only for prayer meetings and Sunday school before putting the property up for sale in 2012.  Late last month, the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission voted in favor of declaring the building a city cultural historic monument.

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