Sacred Sites Program

Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites

Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Upper West Side, Gustave Steinback, 1917-1921 Façade Masonry and Slate Roof Restoration
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Union Baptist Church, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 1863 Brick Masonry Restoration, Roof Replacement
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Pleasantville, Charles A. Hoag, 1912-1914 Roofing, Masonry and Drainage Repairs to Church and Parish Hall
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Peekskill, Richard M. Upjohn, 1891 Restoration of North Slope of Slate Roof & Bell Tower
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
St. Thomas' Church, Amenia Union, Richard Upjohn, 1850-1851 Repair and Repointing of Exterior Masonry
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Utica, George Frederick Meacham, 1867 Roof, Tower, Steeple and Spire Restoration
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Kane Street Synagogue, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, Samuel Warner, 1856 Restoration of Masonry Façades and Structural Repairs to Towers
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Congregation Ahavas Israel, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Unknown, 1904 Masonry Façade Restoration and Roof Replacement
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Vedanta Society, Manhattan, $10,000 for restoration of brownstone front façade and stoop
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Christ Episcopal Church, Warwick, $4,000 for restoration of entrance doors
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Saugerties Reformed Church, Saugerties, $5,000 for conditions assessment
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Tannersville, $10,000 for structural repairs to foundation
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
East Penfield Baptist Church, Fairport, $5,000 for stained glass window restoration
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Conservancy Awards $268,000 to 14 Religious Sites
Church of the Saviour, Syracuse, $9,000 for roof replacement

May 2016

The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Committee has awarded 14 grants totaling $268,000 to religious properties throughout New York State, including 8 Challenge Grants of between $25,000 to $50,000 and 6 Sacred Sites grants of up to $10,000. Challenge Grants in New York City included $40,000 for the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the Upper West Side, a Neo-Gothic church completed in 1921, for restoration of its cast stone façade and slate roof. Union Baptist Church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was pledged $25,000 for roof replacement and reconstruction of its failing brick masonry rear wall. This early Romanesque Revival church, dating from 1863, was in dangerously deteriorated condition, but is being repaired and revitalized by a new congregation.

Jewish Heritage Fund Challenge Grants were awarded to two Brooklyn synagogues. The 1855, early Romanesque Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill was pledged $50,000 towards the $1.6 million restoration of masonry facades and towers. The 1904, vernacular Congregation Ahavas Israel of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, was awarded $25,000 for roof replacement and brick masonry restoration.

Challenge grants of $25,000 each were awarded to two Westchester churches, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville, for roofing, masonry and drainage system restoration, and St. Peter’s Church in Peekskill, for slate roof repair and tower structural repairs. St. Thomas’ Church in Amenia Union, considered one of the finest of the series of rural parish churches Richard Upjohn designed between 1845 and 1850, was awarded $25,000 for restoration of its brick facades.

Tabernacle Baptist Church in Utica, a large Gothic Revival brownstone church dating from 1867, was pledged $30,000 for towards its extensive $1 million roof and masonry restoration project.

Six Sacred Sites Grants of up to $10,000 were awarded, including $10,000 to the Vedanta Society, one of two New York City worship centers affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of India, located in an 1897 townhouse on West 71st since 1920, for restoration of brownstone trim and entrance stoop. Additional grants were awarded to Christ Church, Warwick, for entrance door restoration; Saugerties Reformed Church for a conditions assessment; Kaaterskill United Methodist Church, Tannersville, for structural repairs to its stone foundation; Church of the Saviour, Syracuse, for roof replacement, and East Penfield Baptist Church in Fairport in Western New York, for stained glass window restoration.