Church is one of the building types that can be easily converted for a new use. As shown in the photo, the old St. John the Baptist Church built in 1902 was restored and converted into a brewery and restaurant.
The previous open nave and seating areas have become the main dining hall while the former altar has been transformed into the brewing area. It is really nice the lobby is still the reception area and the original after-service-coffee-and-tea courtyard is now an outdoor dining patio. It is always a good idea to preserve as many former space for a similar use as possible in aspect of historic preservation. Sorry that I didn’t take a photo of the outside of the main facade. I simply couldn’t tell the church had become a pub!
the church brew works @3525 liberty ave, pittsburgh, pennsylvania – 7:05pm, jun 11, 2010