in canada many old country churches ( they are often located outside villages - just somewhere on a country side road ) can now puchased to be used as country houses , workshop - what have you ).
similarly , many of the old village schools have now been closed and are sold to anyone to be used as desired .
with the move to consolidated schools , there are now many of these buildings on the market .
locally , the masons sold their masonic temple and it has been turned into a theatre .
old "clap board" country church
kingston's former MASONIC TEMPLE - built in 1864 as a congregational church