St. John the Evangelist, Stockport

The Church of St. John the Evangelist in Stockport (Columbia County) is being dismantled. The church building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is thought to be the oldest Episcopal Church building in Columbia County. The wooden church was built c. 1846, according to its National Register form, and closed in 2014. The Episcopal Church sold the church building – but not the land it stands on – to a “private company” in 2017. It is reported that the church will be rebuilt elsewhere but a newspaper article does not identify the new owner nor specific plans for the rebuilding of the church. On December 21, 2017, the Town of Stockport posted a stop-work order on the church, stating that no demolition permits were pulled for this project.

Photos February 2017/January 2018.

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3 Responses to St. John the Evangelist, Stockport

  1. KATHY says:

    What a beautiful church Rob. It has some English influence and some Norwegian timbered architectural look to it. Were you able to get inside? Were the glass windows the old bubble glass? It is a very intriguing structure. What a loss it will be. Glad you got so many pictures.

  2. Jean Sullivan says:

    Heartbreaking.

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