Short Takes on Real Estate: Converting an Old Church

Short Takes on Real Estate: Converting an Old Church

Reprinted fromThe Washington Post

By John B. Willmann, The Washington Post

An Alexandria law firm, Brincefield, Middlton, Reiner & Tremaine, has purchased the boarded up former Second Presbyterian Church at the northwest corner of Prince and St. Asaph streets in Old Town for $350,000. Partner James (Beau) Brincefield said the firm is seeking permission from the Alexandria architectural board of review to preserve the 90 year old Greek revival stone building and convert it to 12,000 square feet of office space in the Romanesque tradition. Michael & Michael is the architectural firm and William T. Bateman Inc. the contractor. The project is expected to cost more than $900,000. Even the belfry is scheduled to be converted to office use.

Reprinted from The Washington Post, Saturday March 31, 1979.