NEWBURGH – The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 22 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $316,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $6,000 to Baptist Temple Church in Newburgh, New York to help fund brick masonry and roof repairs.
The Baptist Temple is a contributing component of the East End Historic District. Built in 1890, Baptist Temple Church features a two-story brick gabled facade with an adjoining bell tower. The Norman style bell tower is pierced with large lancet openings and topped with a crenellated parapet. Community programming such as 12-step meetings and concerts reaches about 6,500 residents a year.
“We are very pleased to be able to assist another diverse group of religious institutions,” said Peg Breen, President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy. “Aside from architectural merit, each one is an important community anchor.”
The Sacred Sites Program provides congregations with matching grants for planning and implementing exterior restoration projects, technical assistance, and workshops. Since 1986, the program has pledged over 1,493 grants totaling more than $11.1 million to almost 805 religious institutions statewide.
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 more than 45 years. Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $52 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.