||Rev. William Cruickshank sent from NYC to start
||Design completed by A.J. Davis & cornerstone
laid. Davis declares:
"The gigantic portico,
and lofty dome
will henceforth serve as
a conspicuous and characteristic landmark, indicative
of the taste, discrimination, and sense of classical
beauty, of the inhabitants of Newburgh."
||Dedicated in December.
||Building mortgaged to pay for construction.
||Dome and lantern removed.
||Parsonage built on SE corner of property.
||Congregation paid off mortgage and regained
||Pastor's study, recessed pulpit erected. Interior
redecorated (including stenciled Greek motifs
visible today under later paint).
||Church enlarged 20 feet to the north, with
transepts, designed by George Harney. Organ installed.
Church had 290 members.
||Church had 400 members; finally retired its
||New roof on church.
||New organ, new pulpit installed in front of
||Church re-decorated. Some electric lights installed.
||New roof installed. Cushions, rugs, carpets
||Iron fence installed (funded by City's use
of lawn for Hudson-Fulton Celebration.)
||Portico wood floor replaced by cement.
||Electric chandeliers replace gas.
||Change from steam heat to oil furnace. Roof
twice damaged by storms. Exterior wood &
||Tin roof blown off by hurricane (November).
||Exterior painted. PA system, telephone installed.
||Congregation purchases land & plans move
to suburban location.
||Last services in church.