A listing and gallery of abandoned churches in the United States.

Kentucky

Mt. Sterling Baptist Church

Mt. Sterling Baptist Church

Mt. Sterling Baptist Church was one of the first churches organized by the Baptists in 1796 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, but relocated to the suburbs in 2000.

  • Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
  • Status: Renovated

St. George’s Roman Catholic Church

St. George’s Roman Catholic Church

St. George’s Church is a closed Roman Catholic church at the corner of the Dixie Highway and Standard Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. It closed in 1995, just shy of the 100th anniversary of its founding.

  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Status: Renovated

Michigan

King Solomon Baptist Church

King Solomon Baptist Church

King Solomon Baptist Church in the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan is notable for its Tudor Revival-style sanctuary and its Art Deco-style auditorium. Originally built for Temple Baptist, a conservative, pro-segregationist church, it later became home to King Solomon Baptist which was where Malcolm X delivered Message for the Grassroots.

  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Status: Abandoned, Active

New YorkSacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church is an abandoned Roman Catholic church in Buffalo, New York.

  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • Status: Abandoned

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Ohio

First German Reformed Church

First German Reformed Church

The First German Reformed Church is formerly abandoned church in the East End neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is being stabilized and renovated into a climbing gymnasium.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Being Renovated

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church is located in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio and was in operation from 1889 to 1989. Long a landmark for anyone traveling eastward along River Road and US 50, the Gothic Revival-styled building closed when it merged with another parish.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Abandoned

St. Andrew Catholic Church

St. Andrew Catholic Church

The abandoned St. Andrew Catholic Church, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was in operation from 1875 until 2010.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

St. Martins German Evangelical Church

St. Martin’s German Evangelical Church, constructed in 1892 along River Road in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was razed in 2008.

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Status: Demolished

Winegardener Chapel

The Winegardener Chapel, located in Rushville, Ohio, was erected in 1887.

  • Location: Rushville, Ohio
  • Status: Closed

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Pennsylvania

Church of the United Brethren in Christ

Church of the United Brethren in Christ

The Church of the United Brethren in Christ building, later reused by the Agape Fellowship Christian Community Center, is located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

  • Location: McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Abandoned

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West Virginia

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

The former Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia was established in 1906 for the growing Slovak community.

  • Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Status: Closed

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