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Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

As 2017 began I became closer than ever to putting this beautiful old building on the  market.  The previous occupant, He Who Shall Not Be Named, in an act of outrageous stupidity tried to create stained glass window by painting over the historic glass or using colored tape. One of the jobs on the list … Continue reading

Roof roof roof!

Roof roof roof!

One of my major concerns at the church was the roofs. Water had seeped in from snow melt, and poorly draining yankee gutters.  The main culprit was the oddly crafted “rubber” roof covering the historic addition behind the main chapel. It leaked in a few place which cause the paint inside to peel. There was … Continue reading

A story of love and despair: The Canterbury Presbyterian Church in Cornwall, NY

A story of love and despair: The Canterbury Presbyterian Church in Cornwall, NY

A decade ago my  husband and I purchased the former Canterbury Presbyterian Church after the Hudson River Presbytery required the small six person congregation to disband. Reluctantly they did so and the church building was put on the market. Prospective buyers were asked to submit a proposal for the building’s use with a dollar amount for … Continue reading