Auburn church receives grants for organ, facilities study | Lifestyles

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Westminster Presbyterian Church in Auburn has introduced its receipt of two grants to assist capital initiatives on the 17 William St. church.

The Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Basis in Philadelphia awarded the church $85,000 towards the restoration of its E.M. Skinner pipe organ, the church introduced in a information launch.

Following the $400,000 restoration by Kerner & Service provider Organ Builders of East Syracuse, the organ is being reinstalled on the church in anticipation of being performed at Christmas. It was first put in in 1926, and consists of two,069 pipes and a 600-pound console. The church additionally obtained $25,000 from the Emerson Basis final 12 months to assist the organ’s restoration.

Westminster has additionally obtained a $5,000 matching grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Websites Program to assist a services situation examine. The examine was accomplished this fall by Beardsley Architects + Engineers, and descriptions priorities for restore, upkeep and enchancment on the church campus. The grant was matched by $5,000 from the D.E. French Basis final 12 months.

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