As for the " development " add; There is much uncertaintly behind it. It's obviouslyoriginating from Hop House and BishopEmikritus Howard Hubbard who fouded it andoperates it's funding corporation. Hope House has acted like they sim;y wantedHoly Innocents out of the way ever sincethey got virtually for free in the midst of Mike Linehan's bankrupcyproceedurs in 1997. They immediatly started demoliish it through neglect. Asearly as 2003, then Hope House c.e.loPaul Farino told me the interiro wasbecoming compromised, but yes he wouldallowed myself and all of the HIsoric Sites Commission a tour of the interiorThen he postponed it from the date setdue to theeir Annual Golf Ball benefit.Then he put it off more and it neverhaqpped. Then later Hope House solictiedfor takers for the church but with about8 takers they were all rejected by the next c.eo. Kevin Connors on questioable grounds of " inappropriateness" but bear in mind thatsome were religous groups and publicinterst types. Now this new ad has theproblem of any respondents being leary ofdealing with the @ million cited for costof full restoration. Wy that much ? Becouse no one including the City andHistoric Albany has revealed that theentire chancle arch collpsed on May 2nd.not just the south east corner. That never should have happened and I'm stillnot convineed by the explanations offered. There are rumors of the groundsliding in back and that the chancel might have to be denikusged. The otherversion is that there is an intent todemolish the entire church. If the chancel only is demolished then the Wholeplace would be removed from the Stateand National Registers and these wouldn't have to be delt with bywhoever took the nave and all the knavesinvolved would get waht they want. Whatabout the rare and unique John Boltonwindows ? Yes ! John Bolton one of thebrothers who after setting up theirstained glass studio in Pelhan in 1842 designed and produce the first figurativestained glass in the U.S. This was forChrist Church Pelham and is still carfulyprserved there. Look it up on the internet. Now in additon it has just been found that the chancl ceiling ismagniicently decorated with fine stencil work displaying goldne staraltering with white lilies on a blueground. What to happen to all of thisand more not yet mentioned. Well theres'museums and there are some Episcopalchurches who might take them. There are too many secrets in all of this. andthe secret meetings at the Mayhor Officedon't help either. This church neds tobe preserved with all of it's conmponentsintact and resored to have any meaning asas an Albany treasure and a sacred place. John Wolcott
You have said the right. It's an important matter to be considered. But for redeveloping or saving a church church mortgage in USA can be a need of churches.
A very right step!I support it! For saving a church, church financing in USA plays a very important role.