The New York Landmarks Conservancy recently announced seventeen Sacred Sites Grants, and among them is a $25,000 Sacred Sites Challenge Grant for the First Presbyterian Church at Warren and Fourth streets, to help fund repairs and partial replacement of the existing roof structure and roof.
Peg Breen, president of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, said of the recent award, "We are pleased to continue to support the ongoing restoration of First Presbyterian--an important example of Hudson's history and architectural merit. The supportive Friends Group demonstrates how much First Presbyterian means to the entire Hudson community." In May 2014, the Conservancy awarded $50,000 to the church for the restoration of the church's principal stained glass window.
The Conservancy is a private non-profit organization whose mission has been to preserve, restore, and reuse New York City's and New York State's architectural legacy for future generations. Since its founding, the Conservancy has loaned and granted more than $50 million, which has leveraged more than $1 billion in restoration projects.
"This is a wonderful award," said Phil Forman, president of the Friends of the First Presbyterian Church. "It is validation of the importance of this building in the architectural and historic landscape of Hudson. And it will act as a stepping stone to generating more interest in the restoration of this wonderful building. We are extremely grateful to the Landmarks Conservancy for their support."
To make your own contribution to this major restoration project, which is expected to take more than eighteen months, go to www.savethebuilding.org.
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