Conservancy Awards Two NYC Sacred Sites Grants
Conservancy Awards Two NYC Sacred Sites GrantsChurch of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue
Conservancy Awards Two NYC Sacred Sites GrantsCommunity Synagogue, on East 6th Street
The Conservancy has awarded Consulting grants to two Manhattan religious sites, one Uptown and one Downtown: a matching grant of $2,000 to the Church of the Heavenly Rest, the 1926-1929, Neo-Gothic church at Fifth Avenue and 90th Street, to fund the preparation of a stained glass restoration plan by Femenella & Associates, and a matching grant of $6,000 to Community Synagogue, on East 6th Street in the East Village, to help fund architectural services by architects Li/Saltzman for comprehensive roof repair and façade restoration, funded in part by a Conservancy Jewish Heritage Fund challenge grant (click here for more info). Conservancy consulting grants assist congregations with the soft costs (architectural and engineering fees, project-management services, etc.) associated with planning a restoration or repair project. (click here for more information)
Heavenly Rest, designed by the successor firm to Bertram Goodhue, with Art Deco sculpture by Lee Lawrie and others, hosted a recent Conservancy lecture on Art Deco by David Lowe.