Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Church of The Transfiguration

Location:   Blue Mountain Lake, New York
Year:   1885

Blue Mountain Lake is a small resort town located in sparsely-populated Hamilton County, New York. Particularly at the end of the 19th Century, it was a popular retreat for hunters and wealthy downstaters seeking a rustic retreat. 

The Church of the Transfiguration is an historic Episcopal church located at the town's crossroads on the shore of Blue Mountain Lake. Services are held every Sunday from June through September and at other specially-scheduled times, weather permitting.

It is a small, single-story, gable roofed structure with a central belfry at the west end. The building was built in 1885 and is constructed of barked spruce logs, mitred at the corners, and set upon a high foundation of random fieldstone. The church features Tiffany glass windows. The church also has a bell made at the Meneely Bell Foundry, famed for the quality of its work product.

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