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Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:58 am

On the south side of 93rd and West Dodge Road, there is a gated brick mansion, with what looks like a large addition that has a cross on it. For as long as I can remember, the gates have always been shut, and at one point, there looks like there was a sign near the entry gates that has been replaced with a piece of lumber. I can't recall having seen any cars in there or any indication that people are there.

Does anyone know what the background on this place is?

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:01 pm

The lumber has been hiding the sign since they built it.

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:02 pm

Brad wrote:The lumber has been hiding the sign since they built it.


I don't think I've ever seen the sign before they covered it.
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:05 pm

RNcyanide wrote:I don't think I've ever seen the sign before they covered it.


I am not sure anyone has. I remember them building the gate and sign and I remember the lumber being there since then. The aerial photo make sit look abandoned.
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:07 pm

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RNcyanide wrote:I don't think I've ever seen the sign before they covered it.


I am not sure anyone has.  I remember them building the gate and sign and I remember the lumber being there since then.  The aerial photo make sit look abandoned.


Oh wow. I thought it was just one of those things that changed recently before I really paid attention to stuff like that.
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Coyote » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:08 pm

Wasn't that the Unity Church for years...
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Chiweekend » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:56 pm

This was an actual church at one time. A non denominational one. A friend of mine was married here back in the early 1990's but I'm pretty sure it's been closed up for at lest 15-20 years.

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby RNcyanide » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:17 am

Chiweekend wrote:This was an actual church at one time. A non denominational one. A friend of mine was married here back in the early 1990's but I'm pretty sure it's been closed up for at lest 15-20 years.


Do you have any idea what happened to it?
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby omaha79 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:11 pm

I worked across the street from that place back in 2004. It was boarded up and abandoned even back then. So, at absolute minimum 12 years. I always had the same questions about the site because I could see it from my desk window.

Interesting. I'm always fascinated by abandoned buildings right in the middle of the city.

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby jessep28 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:11 pm

Googling the address and church, I get "Unity Church" in several results.
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby vvindows10 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:50 pm

I so love a good mystery.

Built as a church in 1941 Assessors condition report says “worn out”
10 rooms, 4.5 baths, over 3,000 sf on the main level
Last sold in March of 2000 for $1,200,000
Taxes go to Cullan Kids Foundation
All of the Foundation company contacts are Cullan’s
The Foundations Directors appear to be (good looking) Personal Injury Lawyers who are also brothers. (as was their father). Their offices are at 1113 Harney St http://www.cullanlaw.com/

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby omaha79 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:17 pm

vvindows10 wrote:I so love a good mystery.

Built as a church in 1941 Assessors condition report says “worn out”
10 rooms, 4.5 baths, over 3,000 sf on the main level
Last sold in March of 2000 for $1,200,000
Taxes go to Cullan Kids Foundation
All of the Foundation company contacts are Cullan’s
The Foundations Directors appear to be (good looking) Personal Injury Lawyers who are also brothers. (as was their father). Their offices are at 1113 Harney St http://www.cullanlaw.com/


does this mean they are still in some tax exempt status as a church and using it as a write off for the owners children? Am I understanding this right?

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Brad » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:23 pm

omaha79 wrote:does this mean they are still in some tax exempt status as a church and using it as a write off for the owners children? Am I understanding this right?


They paid $12,246.64 in taxes in 2015. Looks like they have paid taxes every years since 2010.
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby omaha79 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:52 pm

interesting that google maps still identifies this as Unity Dr.

also interesting that it's never been sold. One would think that would be prime real estate for a mansion. I doubt it could ever be zoned anything but residential.

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby the_night_shift » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:57 pm

vvindows10 wrote:I so love a good mystery.

Built as a church in 1941 Assessors condition report says “worn out”
10 rooms, 4.5 baths, over 3,000 sf on the main level
Last sold in March of 2000 for $1,200,000
Taxes go to Cullan Kids Foundation
All of the Foundation company contacts are Cullan’s
The Foundations Directors appear to be (good looking) Personal Injury Lawyers who are also brothers. (as was their father). Their offices are at 1113 Harney St http://www.cullanlaw.com/



how did you find this information??? a friend and i are working on a documentary about abandoned buildings and would like to get in contact with the owners about shooting there

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Postby Coyote » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:26 pm

the_night_shift wrote:how did you find this information??? a friend and i are working on a documentary about abandoned buildings and would like to get in contact with the owners about shooting there


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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby omaha79 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:22 am

Boy, the valuation on that property sure went up. I wonder what's pushing that?

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:25 am

omaha79 wrote:Boy, the valuation on that property sure went up. I wonder what's pushing that?


Everything in that whole area went up. There has been lots of media coverage on it. They tripped the price of our lot...
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby bigredmed » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:20 pm

Brad wrote:
omaha79 wrote:Boy, the valuation on that property sure went up. I wonder what's pushing that?


Everything in that whole area went up. There has been lots of media coverage on it. They tripped the price of our lot...


In my area, they used the wrong data and my appraisal dropped from $210K to $154K (about the same as last year). I would recheck your appraisal today as the lots in Deerridge (120th and Pacific) all went crazy then have all gone back to reasonably normal.

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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:28 pm

bigredmed wrote:
Brad wrote:
omaha79 wrote:Boy, the valuation on that property sure went up. I wonder what's pushing that?


Everything in that whole area went up. There has been lots of media coverage on it. They tripped the price of our lot...


In my area, they used the wrong data and my appraisal dropped from $210K to $154K (about the same as last year). I would recheck your appraisal today as the lots in Deerridge (120th and Pacific) all went crazy then have all gone back to reasonably normal.


Nope, the land value is still way up:
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Re: Mansion/Church 93rd and Dodge

Postby bigredmed » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:14 pm

Brad wrote:
bigredmed wrote:
Brad wrote:
omaha79 wrote:Boy, the valuation on that property sure went up. I wonder what's pushing that?


Everything in that whole area went up. There has been lots of media coverage on it. They tripped the price of our lot...


In my area, they used the wrong data and my appraisal dropped from $210K to $154K (about the same as last year). I would recheck your appraisal today as the lots in Deerridge (120th and Pacific) all went crazy then have all gone back to reasonably normal.


Nope, the land value is still way up:
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I would contact the assessor.


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