Scared sites open house of historic religious architecture set for May throughout NYS

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NEW YORK — The New York Landmarks Conservancy is holding an open house next month of religious architecture.

So far, 80 sites statewide are participating in the Sacred Sites Open House Weekend on May 16-17.

In New York City, the sites include Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Founded in 1845, it's decorated in a Moorish and Romanesque version of art deco.

On Staten Island, the Christ Church New Brighton is a 1905 neo-gothic structure designed by prolific Philadelphia church architect Isaac Purcell. It boasts Tiffany Studios stained-glass windows.

In Syracuse, Temple Concord, founded in 1839, is one of the oldest Jewish religious congregations in the country.

In Johnson City, the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church is typical of the wooden churches found in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine.


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