The 325th anniversary of this Episcopal church coincided with the150th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of their current building
When the Trinity-St.Paul decided to raise community awareness of it being a functioning church, they decided to have a banner created to hang on the outside of the church. This banner which is 18 feet tall by 4 feet wide was later brought indoors to enliven their fellowship hall.
The Carved Marble Plaques
The 325th anniversary of this Episcopal church coincided with the150th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of their current building designed by architect Richard Upjohn. The bishop primate, for the first time was a woman and the building was being reconsecrated to celebrate these anniversaries.
The decision was made to have a carved plaque made to commemorate these three events. I was consulted as to placement of the plaque and the types of materials that could be used. As we decided marble or slate with gilding and painting would fit well with their ploychrome carved wooden sculptures.
The marble was chosen by Fr. Robert Gahler and myself at American Marble Co.. The green color and ancient shells embedded in the marble caught our hearts. We were fortunate be able to stay and witness the cutting of the stone to fit the approved design. The green marble size is about 2 feet by 2.5 feet. The Huguenot cross is a fitting symbol used throughout the surrounding cemetery, but used in rare places inside the structure.
American Marble in New Rochelle graciously installed the plaque.