Mt. Rona Baptist Church For Sale in Columbia Heights

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3431 13th Street, NW at Monroe

Thanks to a reader for sending word about the for sale sign out front of the Mt. Rona Baptist Church at the corner of 13th and Monroe St, NW. It’s not listed in MRIS yet but I imagine it’ll be over a million or two. The Church was a bit damaged in the great quake of ’11.

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  • Now THAT would make great condos!

  • This has great promise to be redeveloped into apartments–with some creative renovation, it could be an excellent addition to the neighborhood. With the metro two blocks away, there should be zero concern about traffic or parking.

  • Throw some Belgian monks in there and start a brewery.

  • Is the building protected or have historic status?

  • I’d be sad if the structure was significantly altered or demolished to make room for condos.

  • Will I still get to vote in the basement, underneath the fallout shelter sign?

  • Could I purchase the church and turn it into my private house? I wonder about the asking price…

  • I used to live across the street from this church and loved hearing the spirited services through my closed windows (not being sarcastic). Bummer.

  • Everyone has a price…

  • Maybe a church will buy it? It’s kind of sad to see these kinds of institutions getting replaced by commercial or private residential properties. Seems that that are fewer and fewer non-commercial “third spaces” in urban communities, the kinds of places where folks from varied generations and social-economic level can intersect.

    • This was a “third space” to a very small subset of the community. Most their parishoners were bussed in.

      There really is no lack of non-commercial “third spaces” in DC: museums, parks, public street corners, etc. You are confusing the term, with the suburbs where people commute to work then barricade themselves in their homes after a miserable commute.

  • I think it would make a great Walmart. We worship low prices.

  • It has been an extremely convenient voting location. I will be sad if that changes.

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