#ThursdayDoors — The Sanctuary on Penn

I thought I’d go with another one of those churches that isn’t a church, since I’ve found so many this summer.

On Pennsylvania Avenue, The Sanctuary on Penn is not a church that operates as a wedding venue.
I love that. What a clever business-minded way to keep old churches beautiful.

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My up-close shot is even worse, so we’ll stop here. I suppose I could have tried to get it when the sun was up, but then, it didn’t even invite me in for cake or cocktails or anything.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To view other interesting doors, click the link and see what others are posting today.

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28 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — The Sanctuary on Penn

  1. eschudel says:

    Definitely a good use of old churches rather than just letting them decay away!

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  2. Benson says:

    Darn. Thursday already? Beautiful door and window. There is an old church on Meridian St. that now serves as an apartment building. Also St. Joe brewery used to a church as well. There’s probably others out there as well.

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    I love this. It reminds me a bit of the one I found last year in Toronto that does this too.
    A change in vocation for some of these places makes perfect sense.
    The front facade and middle window are just beautiful 🙂

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  4. I found out they are closing off the church from the 1800’s that was my childhood parish. Not enough business, even for special events. Heartbroken. Hope they find a use for an elegant old building. This one in your photo…lovely. 💘

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    • joey says:

      Oh how sad. Yes, this is a common problem in the states, isn’t it? There’s a nearby church that’s going through a sorta real estate struggle right now, and I really want it to stay, but one does need question the practicality of $5 mil in repairs for a church that now only hosts about 120 a week…
      I hope your old place gets repurposed too.

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  5. Bradley says:

    I love old churches and I’m personally glad you took these pics at night instead of during the day. Warm and inviting.

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  6. Too many beautiful little churches are empty that it’s a great idea to use one as a wedding venue. Love the color of that door!

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    The half light really makes the two centre stained glass windows stand out!!

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  8. reocochran says:

    Joey, thank you for the pretty wedding venue with those rust colored painted doors. I so love this and its “semi-circular” window above it. I call those “pie slices.” There are multiple pie slices over that door! 🙂
    The stained glass window is pretty with the back lighting!

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I like that building with thd brick and stone accents. And, I like the door photo. I like it when the lights are on in the building and we get s glimpse of lies beyond the doors.

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  10. I love, love, love the blue period images! It’s just beautiful all lit up.

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  11. prior.. says:

    hey joey – I think it says it is “not” used for weddings?

    and love the mood of the night shot – the lights give it a mysterious feel.


  12. Door is handsome, but the stained glass is gorgeous. 🙂

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  13. The lighting really shows off that fabulous stained glass window, Joey. Nice shot.

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