August 10, 2022


Make Somone Happy

Hingham’s Old Ship Church signals settlement to market Parish Property

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Hingham’s historic Aged Ship Church signed an settlement to market its 19th century Parish Property to a regional developer, but the sale has not yet been finalized.

Nina Wellford, the church’s treasurer, confirmed in an e-mail the church signed a obtain and sale arrangement with Hingham-primarily based growth business Atlantic Growth on Dec. 23.

Wellford declined to share the agreed-upon sale price, but stated it “demonstrates the worth of the property for each DJ and Aged Ship.”

Previous yr, the city assessed the Parish Household property at $3,929,200. In 2017, when the house was on the market just before parishioners voted to choose it off, it was mentioned at $3.75 million.

The sale will not close until eventually the developer receives the needed permits for the project, Wellford stated.

Developing a new parish house

Aged Ship Church, which has operated out of its historic assembly property on Main Avenue given that the 1600s, obtained the large single-relatives home directly throughout the avenue at 107 Major St. in 1956 and has made use of it as a parish dwelling since then. Church leaders say the existing Parish Dwelling, which was developed in 186, is “deteriorating” and that it would cost $1.4 million just to make immediate repairs to the constructing, on leading of other necessary extended-expression repairs.