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Sacred Sites Open House
July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
“I love St. Luke’s because our walls can’t contain us.”
It was on our yard signs long before the pandemic. But the last two years have illustrated the point: The building is a hub of activity, containing the heartbeat of worship, community, and service, but this hub connects to a wheel turning outward, expanding well beyond our walls.
We’re celebrating this hub, our building, through participation in the New York Landmark Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House this summer. The Landmark Conservancy awarded St. Luke’s a $45,000 grant toward our capital campaign in June of 2018. As part of the Sacred Sites Open House, St. Luke’s will be open starting at noon on July 23rd for a presentation by Patrick Monaghan, St. Luke’s Warden for Property, on the features of our historic building. St. Luke’s was built in 1894 with rock-faced Medina sandstone that blends Late Gothic Revival and Romanesque Revival elements. The church was designed by Boston architect W. P. Wentworth; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Following the presentation at St. Luke’s, participants are invited to join our friends at First Presbyterian Church, which is also hosting a Sacred Sites presentation at 1 pm, offered by Dr. John Smagner, a Conservancy supporter and scholar. Smagner has written a Master’s Thesis on the history and architecture of First Presbyterian Church extensively.
Refreshments are to follow Smagner’s presentation.