Stunning, Abandoned 160-Year-Old Albany Church is For Sale!
A historic church in Albany's Ten Broeck district has been closed since 1994, but it still remains a very important piece of the city's skyline, and now, it could be yours for $100,000.
It's sad to see the condition it's in now - considering this church's historic past.
Before St. Joseph's Church was shut down nearly 30 years ago, this was one of Albany's earliest Roman Catholic churches and was viewed as one of the more beautiful structures in our city.
Back in 1987, it was featured in scenes filmed for the movie Ironweed starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
At 235 feet high, even if you've never seen it up close, you can't miss it from a distance.
But upon taking a closer look, you can see how this once immaculate construction is just a hollowed-out shell of its former self; abandoned, parts destroyed, and taken over by squatters.
But, realtors believe that this could be an investor's dream, describing it as a "re-development opportunity in the top market urban core" and it's been listed for $100,000.
The old church has many selling points according to the realtor, highlighting its close proximity to Albany's historic and bustling downtown noting a "2-minute drive to Palace Theater, Capital Rep Theater, Upstate Concert Hall, Riverfront Park, and all of the downtown Albany and State government buildings"
Recently, a YouTuber named BergeX went inside the abandoned 160-year-old church, a risky proposition considering its condition.
It's not in great shape - but there is potential. There are massive holes in the floor, broken stained glass windows, decrepit stairs, as well as whatever trash and ragged clothes were left behind by squatters.
Let's go inside now and take a look at what kind of condition it's in now.
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