The historic church at Colfax and Columbine changed hands to house 2 churches

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The former L2 Church on East Colfax Avenue, May 9, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A historic building on East Colfax Avenue is now housing two churches after being sold in May.

City records show the building at 1477 Columbine St. was sold by the Master's Bible Church to Heights Community Church in May. The building was sold for $2.8 million, which is much less than its initial $3.65 million asking price listed last year. The 22,295-square-foot building was built in 1930 and sits on a busy intersection on Colfax near East High School, the Carla Madison Recreation Center, Twist & Shout and Tattered Cover Bookstore.

The church now houses Redemption Church Denver and The Heights Church. Krista Copeland, an administrative assistant at Redemption, said Master Bible Church was the legal entity for L2 Church. Many members of the L2 congregations launched Redemption Church Denver. L2 is now operating services in the Denver County Jail, according to the church's website.

Copeland said Redemption and Heights hold services on Sunday, with Heights hosting services in the morning and Redemption hosting them in the afternoon.

"It's a beautiful building," Copeland said, adding that using the shared space is working well for the two churches. "It's a beautiful congregation and staff and it's been a wonderful working relationship with them, being able to partner with them and the ministry."

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