Saturday, June 6, 2015

RESTORATION WORK CONTINUES @ CROTON'S HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

One of the nicest things about the annual June Festival at St. Augustine's is the opportunity for non-members to visit inside this historic church, which is only open on Sundays for services or for special events. 

The church has been undergoing quite a restoration these last few years. For example in 2014, the bell tower and steeple underwent a massive repair; see  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/work-has-begun-on-bell-tower-st.html

You can see a photo of the completed work below; the tower's bright burgundy paint changes with every season.

The interior of the church was also in need of restoration: plaster, re-painting, improved lighting and more. That work is nearly complete according to a congregant--and the large front facade stained window--as well as the other "narrow" stained glass windows--are shown off to their best advantage at present. Click on the photos below.

So stop in today--or tomorrow--which is the last day of their festival--and of course the start of the village-wide SUMMERFEST 2015--and take a look at Croton's historic St. Augustine's Episcopal Church.

For more about "St. A's", visit their website at http://www.stacroton.org/

You may also have an interest in the Top 2014 St. A. articles @ Everything Croton http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-3-most-read-2014-st-augustines.html

And some St. A. postcards:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part.html

1 comment:

  1. There were squirrels living in the steeple! It's a common problem though for Holy Name, they have to contend with all the turkey vultures who like to warm their wings at the tower before taking off. It's very impressive.

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