Historic Church Burned But Congregation’s Spirit is Unquenchable

December 07, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

This weekend, a fire in an empty apartment building spread to the Middle Collegiate Church next door and gutted the historic sanctuary. Firefighters took eight hours to squelch the flames. The damage is still being assessed, though the historic building is severely damaged. Originally built in 1892, it is clear already the interior nave and the original Tiffany stained glass are completely lost. ... Read More

Sacred Architecture / Historic Preservation / New York City / Church Architecture

Church Sketching Along the Tour de France - Virtually

October 12, 2020 by: Ben Heimsath

A few years ago, my wife and I stumbled upon a live broadcast of the Tour de France and have become fans. We only know a little about competitive bicycling but we’ve been captivated by gorgeous images of the French countryside, villages, and towns. We hope to visit some of the amazing places we’ve seen along the Tour. Covid has kept us at home this year and I've written about sketching and ... Read More

Sacred Architecture / Church Architecture