Monday, December 10, 2007

A Sacred Book Home

This beautiful building is still sacred, but a bit more secular than before:

Once devoted to conserving the knowledge found within one particular book, it now houses thousands -- as the home of a bookstore. I can't think of a better use for a church. In fact, it was one of the first things I thought of, when we drove through Page, ND and found that James Catholic Church is for sale.

While we're plum out of church-buyin'-monies, we did call to find out how much they were asking -- too bad, they were rude about it, and still didn't tell Wifey how much it would cost (my guess is they're hoping another church will buy it and want to discourage everyone else). It's odd to see a southwestern, Mission-Revival style church plopped down in the North Dakota prairies; perfect for housing a non-traditional church occupant.

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