Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Steeple Cottage aka Hazelbrook Baptist Church

     With so many of our little Island rural churches being decommissioned, closed, moved, demolished, etc. -  the big question is what to do with these beautiful buildings.
     When the Hazel Brook Baptist Church was closed and to be torn down, one innovative person saw the potential to create a unique rental property called, The Steeple Cottage.      
     The entrance and steeple portion of the church along with three 16' wide sections of the wall with large Gothic window, were moved to a new seaside location and assembled in a smaller building with high walls, loft and rooftop deck.
Here are a few photos from The Steeple Cottage website:


  1. Thanks for this Carter. I though the entire building had been bulldozed. While not as good as saving the whole building I am struck by the ingenuity of the approach. I looks like a fine bright cottage. It would be nice to have a few more interior photos.

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