Trinity Episcopal Church receives Sacred Sites Grant

Submitted Photo Trinity Episcopal Church, located on Day Street, received a grant to fund restoration.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 21 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $226,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including a $7,000 Sacred Sites Grant to Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia to help fund restoration and re-leading of the memorial windows.

Trinity Episcopal Church, an early Gothic Revival church constructed in 1834-1835, is a component of the National Register-listed Fredonia Commons Historic District. The church reaches about 550 people a year through various community activities.

The Conservancy’s Sacred Sites program has assisted more than 750 congregations across New York State since its founding in 1986 with grants totaling over $12 million. These grants have contributed to more than $740 million in total restoration projects. The program is one of a few in the country aiding landmark religious institutions and the only one assisting an entire state.

“Religious buildings are key to a community’s history and sense of place,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy, “and many offer vital cultural and social service programs. Preserving them benefits us all.”

The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has led the effort to preserve and protect New York City’s architectural legacy for 45 years. Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $50 million, which has leveraged more than $1 billion in 1,550 restoration projects throughout New York, revitalizing communities, providing economic stimulus and supporting local jobs. The Conservancy has also offered countless hours of pro bono technical advice to building owners, both nonprofit organizations and individuals. The Conservancy’s work has saved more than a thousand buildings across the City and State, protecting New York’s distinctive architectural heritage for residents and visitors alike today, and for future generations. For more information, please visit www.nylandmarks.org.

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