EZ Grants

Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan

Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
St. Nicholas Russian Patriarchal Cathedral, on East 97th Street, was awarded a $50,000 E-Z grant toward $1 million restoration of copper domes and associated masonry, roof, and steel armatures; they were also a $25,000 Wilson Challenge grant recipient for this project.
Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
St. Cecilia’s, in the heart of East Harlem’s El Barrio District, was awarded a $50,000 E-Z Grant for Architectural Services, including plans and specifications for a $1 million standing seam metal roof and associated masonry restoration project; they were also a $30,000 Wilson Challenge grant recipient toward the construction costs of the project.
Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
Conservancy Announces Three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan
Metropolitan Baptist received $50,000 toward construction management and construction costs for priority roof and areaway drainage repairs, as well as consulting services to help guide fire recovery after a fire in an office bay this summer.

The Conservancy announces three $50,000 E-Z Grants in Upper Manhattan: Metropolitan Baptist, St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church, and St. Nicholas Russian Patriarchal Cathedral.

Metropolitan Baptist received $50,000 toward construction management and construction costs for priority roof and areaway drainage repairs, as well as consulting services to help guide fire recovery after a fire in an office bay this summer (Click here to read story). The church, a magnificent example of a late-19th century “auditorium” church, with a prominent corner location and striking conical slate roof, is an imposing structure in Harlem. The structure is a striking, asymmetrical composition that combines Gothic and Romanesque revival architectural detailing.

St. Cecilia’s, in the heart of East Harlem’s El Barrio District, was awarded a $50,000 E-Z Grant for Architectural Services, including plans and specifications for a $1 million standing seam metal roof and associated masonry restoration project; they were also a $30,000 Wilson Challenge grant recipient toward the construction costs of the project. The Church was completed in 1887 to the designs of the noted architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons. A dignified Romanesque Revival structure with a simplified basilica form, the church has been in continuous use since 1884. The front façade features beautiful unglazed terra cotta and molded brick ornament, including an exceptionally rich high relief terra cotta panel depicting St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, playing the organ; and a handsome Victorian Gothic portico with three arches accented by alternating brick and foliate voussoirs. St. Cecilia’s is a beloved El Barrio institution, and an important cultural as well as architecturally significant landmark.

St. Nicholas Russian Patriarchal Cathedral, on East 97th Street, was awarded a $50,000 E-Z grant toward $1 million restoration of copper domes and associated masonry, roof, and steel armatures; they were also a $25,000 Wilson Challenge grant recipient for this project. The Cathedral was built in 1901-1902 from the designs of John Bergesen, a New York City architect of Russian origin. Its style is derived from Baroque architecture as it had evolved in Moscow. The Cathedral with its onion-dome cupolas topped by gilt crosses, and the attached rectory present an unexpected and impressive façade fronting East 97th Street.

E-Z-grants are administered by the New York Landmarks Conservancy on behalf of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UME-Z). E-Z Grants are awards of up to $50,000 for architectural, engineering, or capital costs to assist in the preservation of historic houses of worship located within the Empowerment Zone. Some of the eligible uses of funds include: Conditions surveys, master plans and capital costs. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis until funding is fully committed. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Grants Manager for more information.