Westminster Presbyterian Church - Buffalo, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 42° 54.225 W 078° 52.365
17T E 673662 N 4752321
Quick Description: The Westminster Presbyterian Church stands in the middle of the Millionaire's Row of mansions just north of downtown Buffalo.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2007 6:07:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM2GW0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 54

Long Description:
A group of 40 residents from nearby North Street got togther in 1854 to establish a new Presbyterian congregation on the then northern edge of the city of Buffalo. The group built a new chapel on land donated by Jesse Ketchum, a Christian businessman and civic leader.

On August 26, 1858, this small group of Christians laid the cornerstone for what is essentially the same sanctuary now used for the worship of the congregation. The first sermon was preached in the new building on September 20, 1859, when the Synod of Genesee held its meeting here.

The church was designed by H.M. Wilcox and is made of light yellow brick, likely from Ketchum's home country of Canada. The sidewalk in front of the church is made of Medina sandstone.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 09/22/1859

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Presbyterian

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 8:30 AM To: 5:30 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
724 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY United States

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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