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St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Geneva, New York)

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Completed  1870
Opened  1870
Function  Church
Architect  Richard Upjohn
Direction of façade  West
Phone  +1 315-789-4910
Architectural type  Church
St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Geneva, New York)
Location  Geneva (city), New York
Affiliation  [1] The Episcopal Church
Website  [2] St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Materials  Red sandstone, stained glass, slate roof
Address  151 Genesee St, Geneva, NY 14456, USA
Architectural style  Gothic Revival architecture
Similar  Rose Hill Mansion, Smith's Opera House, Finger Lakes, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The original St. Peter’s began as an Episcopal mission established in 1853. Bishop William H. DeLancey appointed Dr. James Rankine, who conducted services in a small wooden chapel in 1861. He served as first rector of the new St. Peter's church from 1861-1896 and also served as the president of Hobart (later Hobart and William Smith Colleges) from 1869 to 1871. Another president of Hobart, Dr. Maunsell Van Rensselaer also served as an early rector of St. Peter's Church.

The cornerstone of the current large gothic structure, designed by the noted American architect Richard Upjohn was laid in 1868 and the church construction completed in 1870, when it was consecrated as a memorial to Bishop DeLancey, where his remains are interred. A large bell tower was added in 1878. Most recently, in 1986, the church underwent a complete restoration and the St. Peter's Community Arts Academy was established.

From the Parish Records—Rectors of St. Peter's Church

  • The Reverend James Rankine, 1861 - 1896
  • The Reverend Maunsell VanRensselaer 1870 - 1871
  • The Reverend John Brewster Hubbs 1897 - 1914
  • The Reverend Kenneth Bray 1914 - 1924
  • The Reverend Ross R. Calvin 1925 - 1926
  • The Reverend Herbert Hawkins 1926 - 1928
  • The Reverend Howard Hassinger 1928 - 1944
  • The Reverend Norman Remmel 1944 - 1972
  • The Reverend Smith Lain 1972 - 1980
  • The Reverend James H. Adams 1981–present
  • References

    St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Geneva, New York) Wikipedia

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