Church getting $10K for roof, asbestos work
The money for Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran is from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at 22 Livingston St. has received a $10,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
The money, earmarked as a Conservancy Grant, will help the Downtown church pay for removing asbestos in its education wing and replacing the wing’s roof.
The outlay for the Kingston church is part of $260,000 from the conservancy being divided among 19 historic religious properties in the state.
The New Life Pentecostal Church in Newburgh is getting $10,000, as a Scared Sites grant, to help fund a roof replacement.
“Maintaining these remarkable buildings for their congregations, social service and cultural programs, and history is one of the most important things we do,” Peg Breen, president of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, said in a prepared statement. “Religious structures really do anchor their communities.”
The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church is a Gothic-revival style building constructed in 1880. The painted brick building features a central tower, broached spire and Gothic arched stained glass windows.
The two-story, painted brick education building to the south of the church was built in 1870 and originally was used as the church’s parsonage.
The church is one of four constructed in the mid- to late 19th century in Kingston’s Rondout district to accommodate the community’s German immigrant population.
The church and programs offered there serve about 750 people, according to the Landmarks Conservancy.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy was found about 40 years ago and has loaned and granted more than $40 million and aided some 1,550 restoration projects, according to the group.
The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 22 Livingston St. in Downtown Kingston, N.Y.