WPCNR DAYTRIP. From the Highlands Current by Alison Rooney. April 2, 2022:
The Doors Open at Chapel Restoration
By Alison Rooney, Arts Editor, The Highlands Current | 24 hours ago
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The two years in which the doors were closed were not idle ones for the volunteers who run the Restoration
The Chapel Restoration (Photos provided)
Bekah Tighe, a former board member, is now president, overseeing the serene site, which has been a Hudson River landmark since it was built in 1833 in Greek Revival style. As the first Catholic Church north of Manhattan, it initially served West Point Foundry workers and their families.
After it was abandoned in 1906, the weather, fire and other elements took their toll and by 1970, it was in ruins. A group led by Academy Award winner Helen Hayes worked to restore it.
Tighe detailed some of what’s been going on, behind the scenes, since the closure.
The Chapel Restoration is located at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring, adjacent to the Metro-North station, where parking is free on weekends. For a full calendar of events, see chapelrestoration.org. Most are free, although donations are welcome. Tickets for Restoration Roadhouse and Jazz at the Chapel concerts are $25.