Happy 150th Birthday Grace Church!!

March 27, 2021 was the 150th anniversary of the founding of Grace Episcopal Church, which was the fourth parish established by the Diocese of Central New York since its founding in 1868. At the time of its establishment, which followed a year as a mission, Grace Church occupied a small frame building at the corner of University Avenue and Madison Street. The cornerstone of the present building was laid on June 16, 1876.
Watch for announcements regarding a birthday celebration for Grace Church on All Saint’s Day, November 7, 2021.

Grace Church in ca. 1885, fourteen years after establishment of the parish in 1871 and eight years after the stone building was completed in 1877. The view is looking northwest from where Temple Concord is presently located. Note houses adjacent to Grace Church, reflecting the residential character of the neighborhood. The upper part of the tower was removed in 1940 due to structural problems.