Repurposing St. Andrew’s Church into a home subject of history talk

Have you been wondering what is happening at the old St. Andrew’s Church building? Come find out at the Dundee Area Historical Society’s dinner program on Wednesday, July 19 at the American Legion, 10 Spring St., Dundee. Jason Mauro will talk about the repurposing St. Andrew’s into a home.

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 8 Union St., Dundee was built in 1833 as the Free Christian Church. In 1877, it was purchased by the Catholic Diocese of Rochester. The doors were closed in 2009 and it was put up for sale. It was then that Amy and Jason Mauro, along with some good friends, purchased the building. The four of them plan to eventually live there.

Jason, an English Professor at the University of North Florida, and Amy, a graduate of SUNY Purchase’s fine arts program, have already put their talents to work repurposing and upcycling a church about 100 years old in St. Augustine, Fla. Jason says, “There are already too many buildings and enough stuff has been produced. It is time to creatively redirect our habits and consumption.”

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