1893 Church, Pearce, Arizona

Who among us hasn't dreamed of living in a historic ghost town? Peaceful, quiet... plenty of room to meditate or finish that novel you've been working on. 

Or, it may end up like the Brady Bunch episode, but even that turned out well in the end. 

Our ghost town is Pearce, Arizona. Pearce has two properties on the National Register of Historic Places: the Old Pearce General Store and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. The church was built in 1893, deconsecrated in 1974, and listed for sale a few years ago. (The listing is no longer active, but it was featured on Old House Dreams site at the time.)

The church was built of mud adobe, and still has remnants of its former simple beauty.

I found inspiration in this beautiful peacock blue dining room with tall crown molding:

{Suzanne Kasler}

...and played around until I got this:

I  would rotate the table the other way in real life, though. This picture shows how the potential dining area relates to the space:

Oh, but I have further plans for that area. Stay tuned....

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