Churches - Abandoned

Churches

A listing of abandoned churches in the United States.

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Beards Presbyterian Church

Beards Presbyterian Church

Beards Presbyterian Church is located near the Scott and Harrison county line in Davis, Kentucky. It was organized by Reverend John Moreland on September 12, 1828.

Location: Davis, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

Cannel City Union Church

Cannel City Union Church

Cannel City Union Church is a former circa 1905 multi-denominational church in Cannel City, Kentucky.

Location: Cannel City, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

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

Olympia Christian Church

Olympia Christian Church

Location: Olympia, Kentucky
Status: Abandoned

St. Georges Roman Catholic Church and Rectory

St. Georges Roman Catholic Church and Rectory

St. Georges Roman Catholic Church and Rectory is a former church in Louisville, Kentucky that closed just shy of its 100th anniversary.

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Status: Partially Active

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

St. Agnes Catholic Church

St. Agnes Catholic Church

St. Agnes Catholic Church is located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. The church was notable for hosting the Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1979 when she established a Missionaries of Charity convent at the church. In 1990, the St. Agnes parish was closed, reopening as Martyrs of Uganda until 2006.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Abandoned

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School

St. John Berchmans Catholic Church and School, located on the east side of Detroit, Michigan, operated as a combination church and school. After it closed in 1986, it remained vacant until it was reopened as the Colin Powell Academy, a charter school. After being plagued with financial and academic difficulties, it closed in 2010.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Abandoned

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church

Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church, located on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, was open to worship from 1911 until 2004. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Status: Abandoned

First German Reformed Church

First German Reformed Church

The First German Reformed Church is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and was constructed in 1850. It later became the First Reformed Church and then the Freeman Avenue United Church of Christ before closing in 1975.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Abandoned

Miami Chapel United Brethren Church

The Miami Chapel United Brethren Church, located on Miami Chapel Road about one mile southwest of downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Location: Dayton, Ohio
Status: Closed

Old Saint George Church

Old Saint George Church

Old Saint George Church, a former Roman Catholic church in the Clifton Heights neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was constructed in 1873. It closed in 1993.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Closed

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, located in the Sedamsville neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was in operation from 1889 to 1989.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Abandoned/Stabilized

St. Andrew Catholic Church

St. Andrew Catholic Church

St. Andrew Catholic Church, located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, was in operation from 1875 until 2010.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Closed

St. John Unitarian Church

St. John Protestant Church, located in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted Cincinnati’s oldest German congregation.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status:

St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church

ST. JOSEPH BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church, formerly located in the Union-Miles Park neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, was constructed in 1913 and rebuilt in 1933. Featuring Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles and intricate interior frescoes, the church featured one of the most elaborate interiors of any in the neighborhood. It’s congregation numbers declined in the 1970’s as the surrounding neighborhood declined before the church closed altogether in 1980. The building was repurposed for another church before becoming abandoned in 2002 and demolished in 2016.

Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Status: Demolished

St. Mark Catholic Church

St. Mark Catholic Church

St. Mark Catholic Church, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, was dedicated to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. It closed in 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

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne, Pennsylvania was home to a Slovak congregation from 1901 to 1970, when the church relocated to a new facility. Prior to the establishment of the church in the early 20th century, worshipers traveled to Slovak churches in Braddock, Homestead and McKeesport.

Location: Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is located in Braddock, Pennsylvania and was designed by Charles M. Bartberger and constructed in 1901.

Location: Braddock, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

St. Michael Church

St. Michael Church

St. Michael Church, located in Munhall, Pennsylvania, was founded as a Slovak parish in 1897, serving the Slovakian community who tendered to Homestead Works of the Carnegie Steel Company.

Location: Munhall, Pennsylvania
Status: Being Renovated

St. Stephen Roman Catholic Magyar Church

St. Stephen Roman Catholic Magyar Church

St. Stephen Roman Catholic Magyar Church is a former church located on Beacon Street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. It was the first Hungarian Roman Catholic Church in the state and only the fifth constructed in the United States at the time of its completion in 1901.

Location: McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Status: Abandoned

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

Mt. Zion Church

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, located in eastern West Virginia, was constructed in the early-1900’s.

Location: West Virginia
Status: Abandoned

Ronceverte Christian Church

Ronceverte Christian Church

The Ronceverte Christian Church was constructed in 1886 and was the first and only christian church in Greenbrier County for years.

Location: Ronceverte, West Virginia
Status: Abandoned