Potsdam's Trinity Episcopal Church marks 175 years
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 11:37 am

The Clarkson Family donated the sandstone from their quarry on the Raquette River for the original Federal style Trinity Episcopal Church, Fall Island, Potsdam, built in 1836 in a style unique to the north country called "slab and binder". Fa├žade and chapel were added in the 1880s and in 1955 the Parish Hall was added. The church will celebrate 175 years on Sunday, Sept. 26 with a service of choral evensong at 4 p.m. The public is invited. A guided tour of the church and the history of the seven stained glass windows by Tiffany will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. as part of the four-day Sandstone Festival. For more information, contact the Potsdam Public Museum at 265-6919 or

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