PHOTOS: Own your own 'castle' for less than $300,000

ALVIN, TX -- If you're aching for a big piece of land, you could find yourself the king of your own castle in downtown historic Alvin, Texas, for less than $300,000.

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The 9,000 square foot majestic building stands on a lot of more than half an acre on Sidnor Street. It's described now as a single family home, but clearly, it's much more than that.

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Own your own piece of history, this huge building for less than $300K

There's plenty of potential in this gigantic Neo-Classical design with huge columns leading to a grand entrance. The building was originally a historic church built in 1924, according to the listing on

After the Methodist church moved on, the building housed the planned Karpeles Manuscript Museum Library for a short time.

It's described as having three rooms, a kitchen area, two bathrooms, and a main area 41x40 feet on the basement floor. The second floor houses two office areas, a foyer, workshop, two bathrooms, and a 49x39 foot sanctuary. On the thrid floor you'll find five rooms and two outdoor balconies.

Sales Director of Century 21 Paramount Christopher Sanger says the unique property just hasn't found the right person yet.

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