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Unitarian group pays $25.5 million for Seaport headquarters

The Unitarian Universalist Association has paid $25.5 million for a six-story brick building in the Seaport that houses its headquarters.

The Davis Cos., a real estate investment company, said Wednesday that the Unitarian group had closed on the sale as part of a lease-to-purchase agreement. The association, which represents American Unitarian Universalist congregations, has occupied just over half of the building’s 74,500 square feet since 2013, according to property records.

The six-story brick building at 24 Farnsworth Street sits between Congress Street and Seaport Boulevard at the western end of the Seaport District. Prior to moving into the building, the Unitarian group had been based on Beacon Hill in a headquarters next to the State House since 1961, according to a press release. It sold that building and three other Beacon Hill properties last year for a total of $35.1 million, according to property records.


Jack Newsham can be reached at jack.newsham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TheNewsHam.