Madison couple buys 150-year-old church rectory
A 150-year-old church rectory once owned by the Roman Catholic Church has been sold to a southern Indiana couple who plan to turn it into a private home.
Historic Madison Inc. recently sold the rectory of St. Michael the Archangel Church to Madison residents John and Maureen Wurtz. Retiree John Wurtz tells The Madison Courier the two-story Greek revival-style building is magnificent but is currently "a blank canvas" he and his wife intend to turn into a home.
The rectory was built between 1859 and 1860 just west of St. Michael the Archangel Church in the Ohio River community. It served as the priests' living quarters until it was vacated in 1932.
Madison's preservation group purchased the rectory and the church from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 1994.