Webster Baptist Church - Webster, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 12.633 W 077° 25.835
18T E 302561 N 4787064
Quick Description: Also listed and well described under NRHP category. Listing here in an effort to catalog all 30+ cobblestones in Monroe County.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2013 9:45:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMJB6R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 1

Long Description:
Revel ant aspects of the NRHP listing repeated here:

"The present fieldstone and cobblestone structure was built by the 250 member congregation in 1855-1856 and dedicated on January 1, 1857.

The following years brought growth and improvements, including a furnace, baptistry, new pews and in 1902, the memorial stained glass windows. Rent was charged for the pews to cover church expenses.

The 100th birthday of the Webster Baptist Church was celebrated May 11-13, 1930.
A most significant addition in the following years included an Aeolian Pipe Organ, in memory of William and Elizabeth Chapin, installed in 1938. The Christian Education Building was added in 1957, exactly 100 years from the year the cobblestone structure was dedicated in 1857. In 1960, the Edith Bowman memorial gift of the tower lights were installed and have added to the evening beauty of the historic church.

During the 1965 restoration, the sanctuary was completely renovated to reflect the
Greek Revival features of the rest of the building. At the same time, classrooms and offices were added to the lower level. An elevator was installed on the south side of the church to facilitate access to the sanctuary. The most recent addition was the tower clock which was dedicated on June 5, 1983."

I find that the scale of this church offers a unique opportunity to see the pattern of the cobblestones, uninterrupted by quoins and window treatments,
City, Town, Village Name: Webster

Building Usage: Church

Architectural style: Greek Revival

Public or Private: Public

Tours Available?: no

Website: Not listed

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