The Web site for Indianapolis Star reports today about a flagship former Methodist Church's conversion to secular use.
But see about a half way down to read how the old 1911 All Souls Unitarian Church building -- which the church left for new (and current) digs in 1959 -- became "a combination of residences and studios."
The takeaway message is that "getting the newcomers" isn't the only possible outcome of a struggling urban church seeking a turnaround. If institutional survival (in place) isn't an option, it's worth considering that the building can have a second life.
"New uses for old churches" by James Glass (IndyStar.com)