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This is the Kingdom Hall in Marquette, Michigan.

 

The property is very close to the southern shore of Lake Superior

and the most beautiful thing about it is the landscaping.

 

There is a giant pine tree right in the middle of the main entry's boardwalk. :D

 

A real tree hugger of a Hall.👍

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17 hours ago, Jwanon said:

I'd love to know where this one is located btw, if someone knows

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According to jw.org it is at Vallecitos de Zaragoza, Guerrero, Mexico

 

https://apps.jw.org/ui/E/meeting-search.html#/weekly-meetings/search/any/Vallecitos de Zaragoza, Guerrero, Mexico/17.920278,-101.323611/

 

You can see it up the hill here: https://goo.gl/maps/SFnK4Somf9BMv69z5

 

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5 hours ago, Pabo said:

I am just wondering, how are those brothers who may happen to use a wheel chair will be able to get past that tree in the middle of the path? :S

 

A bit of oversight from the LDC? :o

Depends on how wide the gap is? 32"... 36"??...

 

But no worries, there appears to be clear, step-free, and tree-free, access either side of the front landscaping :)

 

https://goo.gl/maps/HVi93X7s7M5k24s1A

 

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Also, FWIW the Mexican Kingdom Hall in the OP - with all those steps out front - appears to have a driveway all the way up to the rear of the Kingdom Hall where the car park is :)

 

 

 

 


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There is the Old Cooktown Hospital Kingdom Hall, in Queensland, Australia

It was featured in the Watchtower 15 August 1992, pages 8 and 9 - "From Historic Hospital to Unique Kingdom Hall", and it has a Wikipedia page too:

 

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There is also the World’s First “Kingdom Hall” at 1228 Pensacola Street, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Pabo said:

@Friends just call me Ross

 

I am just wondering, how are those brothers who may happen to use a wheel chair will be able to get past that tree in the middle of the path? :S

 

A bit of oversight from the LDC? :o

This angle shows the two side access routes to the main entrance doors.  :D

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Whenever I visit that Hall I always use the front boardwalk, simply because it is so incredibly cool. 😎:D

 

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Not sure if this fits the "beautiful" category - but it is somewhat unique

 

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Some interesting things about this KH:

  • The building to the right was used as the KH when this congregation was first formed - it was rented
  • This building was once a Radio Shack store before the congregation was able to buy the building
  • The roof of the KH extends over the roof of the building to the left
  • There is a complete irrigation system for this KH
  • It only takes about 30 minutes or less to cut the grass

This KH is no longer being actively used and the congregation has been "distributed" to other congregations in the area. However, since this is an area with depressed real estate and commerce - there have not been any buyers for this building - so it is still maintained in a condition that brings praise to Jehovah instead of allowing it to deteriorate like the "historic" building to the right.

 

 

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“there have not been any buyers for this building - so it is still maintained in a condition that brings praise to Jehovah instead of allowing it to deteriorate like the "historic" building to the right.”

 

Love that! Would expect nothing less from Jehovah’s organization. I live in an urban area where I see communities have to deal with the impact of a lot of neglected unoccupied properties with absentee landlords. So this is a great witness too.

 

 


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3 hours ago, Friends just call me Ross said:

This angle shows the two side access routes to the main entrance doors.  :D

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Whenever I visit that Hall I always use the front boardwalk, simply because it is so incredibly cool. 😎:D

 

The second door was my thought too. But I'm curious about the reason the brothers left the tree there; that has to be interesting 🙂


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4 minutes ago, Dove said:

The second door was my thought too. But I wondered about the reason the brothers left the tree there; that has to be interesting 🙂

It is pretty interesting.

 

When the Marquette Congregation first acquired the property, the people living adjacent to this site were all up in arms

because they didn't want their beautiful neighborhood marred by 'commercial development' of ANY kind.  They liked the natural look  of

their environment.

 

So, when it came time to build this Hall, the brothers took their neighbors concerns into account and tried to blend the Hall in with its natural

surroundings as much as possible.   They even used the exact same wooden beam fencing that their nearest neighbor had surrounding their property.

 

The result was that the neighborhood LOVED the new KH and appreciated the effort that was expended to 'fit in'.

 

It was--and still is--a fine witness. :D 

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Paddington Kingdom Hall for the Sydney City and Bondi congregations.

 

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You could easily walk straight past it without even knowing. It is really nice on the inside.

 

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BTW, they have no car parking available, so between the songs, all the drivers go outside to move their vehicles as you can only park for 1 hour or less on the streets.


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On 7/27/2022 at 10:44 PM, Friends just call me Ross said:

This is the Kingdom Hall in Marquette, Michigan.

 

The property is very close to the southern shore of Lake Superior

and the most beautiful thing about it is the landscaping.

 

There is a giant pine tree right in the middle of the main entry's boardwalk. :D

 

A real tree hugger of a Hall.👍

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That tree in the middle of the boardwalk is a perfect spot for a dog to mark its territory.


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