Monday, August 22, 2016

Megachurch Buys Jehovah Witnesses Temple to Open Downtown Indianapolis Location

By Amy Bartner,
The church will begin services here in January. It started hosting monthly gatherings on Aug. 11.
INDIANA---Traders Point Christian Church has bought the historic former Jehovah's Witness assembly hall Downtown for $2.7 million using a gift from a "generous person" in the congregation. The 35,452-square-foot building at 1201 N. Delaware St. is the third location and second auxiliary location for the Whitestown megachurch. Earlier this year, Traders Point launched a Carmel location, and 750 people regularly attend services there. The historic neoclassical revival building with Tuscan pillars was designed by Chicago architect Spencer Solon Beman for the Second Church of Christ Scientists. It sold the building to the Baptist Church in 1968, which then sold it to Jehovah's Witnesses in 1978. [link]
The interior of the 1,000-1,200-person auditorium of the former Jehovah's Witness Assembly Hall, purchased by the Traders Point Christian Church in June for $2.7 million. (Photo: Photo submitted by Michelle Hay, Traders Point)