St. Ann’s Church Gets $250K Grant to Restore Tower

It seems the third try was indeed the charm for St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, a pro-cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, at Clinton and Montague Streets. As reported by Ranaan Geberer in the Eagle, the church’s third application for a grant from the National Fund for Sacred Spaces has been approved. The Fund will provide up to $250,000 to restore the church’s tower, the stonework of which has been in poor condition for decades. This will also mean that the construction bridge above the sidewalk in front of the church’s Clinton Street façade and entrance, which has protected pedestrians from possible falling stone since before your correspondent moved to Brooklyn Heights in 1983, can at last be removed.

Photo: C. Scales for BHB.

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  • Jorale-man

    Too bad, it doesn’t sound as if they’re going to restore the steeple (missing since 1906) – just stabilize the tower. But the scaffolding removal would be a victory.

  • MaggieO

    all kidding aside, has that shed really been there since the ’80s?

  • Andrew Porter

    Sign outside credits assistance from Gov. George Pataki—who hasn’t been in office since 2006, a mere 15 years ago!

  • Claude Scales

    I’m quite sure there was a shed there, as well as one since removed, except for a bit above the Court Street subway station entrance, that extended along Montague, when I moved here in 1983. If anyone has photographic proof otherwise, I’d welcome it. It may be that there was a time, or times, when the shed along Clinton was replaced because of wear and tear.

  • Effective Presenter

    The very late 1980s