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812 Days and Counting: Beautiful Pittsfield Church With 18th Century Ties Remains Unsold

July 2, 2022

On April 11, 2020, it was reported that First Church of Christ in Pittsfield was hitting the market.

As of July 2, 2022, its status remains the same.

The current church building was built in 1853, but references to the First Church of Christ in Pittsfield date back to 1764. But after years of being underfunded, the owners put the church up for sale. 

The church was maintained for many years through endowments, but the money coming in support of the church dried up. In 2020, the money totaled $160,000, according to The Berkshire Eagle. The costs to heat and insure the building cost $60,000 alone.

“We have often said we are one facility disaster away from a financial disaster,” said Dana Noble, the assistant treasurer of the church, in 2020.

When the church was first listed, the asking price was $499,000. It is now $399,000.

Church members continue to use the church in the meantime.


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