From the Forest Hills Times:
The Church of the Resurrection in Kew Gardens has a lot to celebrate. The 137-year-old structure is seeing a revamp in its image since its 100-year-old copper tile roof has been replaced.
The roof on the landmarked church will be replaced with the same material and enable the preservation of the historic structure for another 137-plus years.
In the last 16 years, the roof has been deteriorating. The wind would blow off loose copper shingles and church members often had to rest buckets at various parts of the church to catch dripping rainwater. “In the last few years it was becoming worse,” Hinds said.
The church was able to replace the roof thanks to a $10,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which was given to the church because it is both a state and federal historic site. A $250,000 matching grant was also awarded to the church by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
I thought landmarking churches caused the congregations to go bankrupt because they can't afford the upkeep on the buildings. You mean landmarking them actually opens doors to money they wouldn't have had access to in the first place and all that we've been told by the tweeders isn't true?