Sign of the times.
In the wake of a big wave of gentrification to South Boston, St. Augustine’s Church is just one of many landmarks to transform into condos. Although there was much neighborhood pushback – Facebook page – Save St. Augustine’s Church was started in hopes to save the church – the structure will be converted into 20 two and three bedroom luxury condos. The former rectory will house nine one-bedroom unites. Prices range from….are you ready for it… $649,000 to $1.29 million. Oh baby!
According to the Boston Herald, the property is still under construction with an August 31st completion date. The proper is owned by Brenco Construction in Milton. The church was built in 1874 and designed by Patrick Charles Keely, an Irish-born architect who designed more than more than 600 churches including the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End. The Archdiocese of Boston closed St. Augustine’s in 2004.