February 25, 2016 by: Ben Heimsath

There’s a growing number of former church buildings being converted to new uses. Of course, the reverse is also true, commercial buildings are frequently transformed into churches. In this neighborhood, Grace Fellowship Baptist Church took half of a commercial building for its new home. With added masonry decorations outlining classic church profile, a stylized pediment and steeple define the front façade.  

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From the outside, it looks like this is a small assembly space. A new canvas cover in front may provide additional spaces for arrival and some gatherings. There’s a small play space in the back. But maybe one additional draw may be the taco restaurant that shares the same building.

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Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, 2944 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702

Church Design & Construction/ Austin