First Christian Church, on 28th Street just as you enter the city from U.S. 36, will continue to be a Boulder landmark even though its been purchased by a developer and the congregation is moving to Lafayette.
It's one of those structures that simply catches your eye as you pass by, with its roof pointing west toward Boulder's foothills.
The 8.500-square-foot building was bought by Chanin Development, which is building the Landmark Lofts project around the site. Owner Jim Chanin, who has described the church as "an iconic structure that needs to be preserved," has said he will incorporate at least some of the building into the development, perhaps as a fitness center or other use for residents.
I'm just presuming the "part" will be the beautiful stained glass sanctuary, or at least let's hope so.
The church has a congregation of about 300, according to the Boulder Camera, including residents of the nearby Golden West senior living center. The church is hoping a shuttle will help keep its members as it moves out to Lafayette.