South Side's St. Casimir Church transformed into heavenly condos

As parishes and congregations shrink, many century-old churches have ended up in the hands of developers. That’s not always a blessing, as church conversions are a tricky business. But the former St. Casimir Catholic Church on the South Side is definitely a triumph for good (design).

St. Casimir, the first Lithuanian parish in the Pittsburgh Diocese, was finished in 1902. The Baroque Revival-style church boasts ornate moldings, large pillars, a breathtaking domed ceiling and gorgeous stained-glass windows.

Now called the 22nd Street Condos, the 12 units developed by Ivor Hill feature many of the original architectural details set against bright white walls and modern conveniences. Four of the 12 condos are still available for prices ranging from $594,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bath, 2,027-square-foot unit to $697,000 for a two-bedroom, 2½-bath dwelling with 2,474 square feet. The condos at 2132 Sarah St. are open by appointment with Laura Kingsbury of the Kathy Wallace Team at Keller Williams Realty (www.kw.com or 412-855-8419).

Kathy Wallace