Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church was added to the national register of historic places this year, and if we are successful in our plans for re-use, the building will continue to be an integral part of the Elmwood Village for years to come. We will accomplish this by converting part of our building to market-rate apartments.
Currently, the congregation is struggling to use the building at a level that meets the high costs of maintaining a historic structure. We have a plan, however, to re-structure the use of the building so that current uses (Loaves and Fishes dining room, the Right Place for Kids, and a number of community groups, as well as the congregation) can continue in a space that suits them, all while preserving this architecturally and culturally significant structure.
On Sunday, join us for some light refreshments as we detail how we can open the building to even greater use, maintain current occupants, and fund the ongoing preservation of the structure. We will be happy to answer questions, show you the structure, and invite you to support what we believe is a pioneering vision for historic church re-use.