This past weekend I took a client through a new listing. It has a 1967 C of O as a church on the bottom two floors with an apartment (parsonage) on the top two floors. As we were meandering through the church part we saw something odd – a sink from a beauty parlor…
It took us a while to figure out why a church would have a beautician’s sink… I’ll give you a hint – it was right next to this big jacuzzi tub…
If you’re a WASP like me both of those images probably have you stumped. I mean what sort of church would have a 4+ person hot tub and a beautician’s sink just off the main gathering area? Spending time in a hot tub and getting your hair shampooed certainly weren’t part of any religious ritual I experienced as a kid (and I went to church 3 times a week and attended a Baptist/fundamentalist school).
Then it dawned on me… Both the jacuzzi and the beautician’s sink could be used for baptisms – one for complete immersion, the other for sprinkling water on the parishioner’s head.
So the next question is why is there a toilet in the baptismal room? I’m still trying to figure that one out… Anyone have an explanation?
does the shape of that tub resemble the Pope’s hat?
Actually, my guess would be bridal prep for a wedding, but that’s just a guess.
Peter – Maybe, but why would a bride need a jacuzzi?