The Church of Scientology finally put this historic South End building on the market

The Hotel Alexandra
The Hotel Alexandra –The Boston Globe

The Boston branch of the Church of Scientology is finally putting Boston’s historic Hotel Alexandra building up for sale, according to The Boston Globe.

The church had once hoped to convert the 1875 building into a new headquarters.

The church had previously declined to sell the five-story Hotel Alexandra, at the corner of Washington Street and Massachusetts Avenue, until it found a permanent site for a new headquarters. But spokesman Kevin Hall said the church decided to put the property up for sale while the real estate market is still strong

“We just want to get it done,’’ Hall said. “We had hoped to fix it up faster. . . . Hopefully, [the buyer] will be a professional developer who has experience dealing with the city.’’

The news was welcomed by city officials, including Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesman Nick Martin, who told the Globe: “This is a building that has a lot of history, and it’s a really important gateway between the South End and Lower Roxbury…We would love to see it activated.’’

Read the full Boston Globe article here.

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