Monday, January 13, 2014

The Outside


My sister commented yesterday that she was wondering what the outside of the Taco Guild looked like.  I'm not sure why I didn't think to take a photo from the outside.  It was the former Bethel Methodist Church and school and it was painted yellow when it was a church.  It is considered a historic building since it was built in 1893.

17 comments:

Andy said...

Very impressive. Nice of your sis to get you thinking. :)

llandudnopictures said...

It's looking very grand, especially considering it's well over a hundred years old!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

If I hadn't seen the sign, I never would have guess that this is a Taco restaurant.

This is a very impressive building in view of the fact that it was build only about 25 years after Phoenix began to grow as an agricultural town.

I bet there are not many buildings in Phoenix as old as this that are as large as this.

Bill Nicholls said...

I've seen a few Bethel Methodist Churches here closed & sold off. It is a nice looking building

Stefan Jansson said...

Ha, we turn churches into fitness centres, you make them restaurants, I wonder what that means?

Kate said...

The building as a restaurant seems a bit startling, esp with the cross on the bell tower. I wonder what strangers to the area think of it?

glenda said...

Would not expect to find tacos in there.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the unexpected look of the place. A very cool remodeling!

Judy said...

Ah! Glad you got a picture of it. It still looks like a church, except for the sign on the steeple. An interesting reuse of the building.

RedPat said...

I think this colour probably works better than yellow, Sharon. I like the look of it.

Thérèse said...

I would make me go inside if I was driving by that's for sure!

Karl Demetz said...

Ha, from the outside I would not say this is a restaurant :-)
Thanks for the hint.

Lowell said...

An iconic structure. Glad that it's preserved, even if only to push tacos. They left the cross, I see. Meaning? Their tacos save? :)

Re your comment today on Ocala: Fantastic!

Randy said...

It looks so different now.

Jack said...

It sure does seem odd seeing a "Taco Guild" sign up there on the steeple.

JM said...

I was wondering what the interior would look like and then I saw the previous post. :-)

William Kendall said...

Now that's a different use for a former church. It looks very distinctive.