• Petitioning Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board

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Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board
Mayor
Stephanie Miner

DENY THE REQUEST TO REMOVE THE 6 CROSSES FROM THE TOP OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH LOCATED AT 501 PARK STREET IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.

    1. Holy Trinity
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      Holy Trinity

      Syracuse, NY

Holy Trinity Church located at 501 Park Street in Syracuse, New York operated as a Catholic Church from 1912-2009. In 2010 it was designated as a LOCAL PROTECTED SITE by the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board. The Preservation Association of Central New York (PACNY) supports the designation of Holy Trinity Church as a Local Protected Site based on its historic, architectural and artistic significance to the city and Central New York. Holy Trinity Church, built from 1905 to 1912, is one of Syracuse’s most impressive Gothic Revival buildings. Designed by Syracuse University trained architect Charles W. Eldridge (1882-1947) and decorated by dozens of large stained glass windows from the studio of Otto F. Andrle (d. 1933) of Buffalo, the two-towered Gothic church is one of Syracuse’s most striking neighborhood landmarks and one of its finest religious spaces.

 

According to the property tax files the church was sold in December 2013 to the North Side Learning Center who plans to lease the church to an Islamic society, which would rename it 'Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary.' On February 14, 2014 the North Side Learning Center submitted a Certificate of Appropriateness Application (CA-14-01) to the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to 1) Install a 6 foot chain link fence around the property and 2) Remove the 6 crosses from the top of the church.
"WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, RESPECTFULLY CALL UPON THE SYRACUSE LANDMARK PRESERVATION BOARD AND OTHER HISTORIC PRESERVATION ORGANIZATIONS/GOVERNING BODIES TO DENY THE REQUEST TO REMOVE THE CROSSES FROM THE TOP OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH."

To:
Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board
Stephanie Miner, Mayor
PLEASE DENY THE REQUEST TO REMOVE THE 6 CROSSES FROM THE TOP OF HOLY TRINITY CHURCH LOCATED AT 501 PARK STREET IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • VINCENT LEUZZE SYRACUSE, NY
      • 2 months ago

      Because it is a building erected by some of the city's earlier migrants,

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    • cynthia steiner SYRACUSE, NY
      • 3 months ago

      What is the use of a landmark preservation if you don't preserve the landmark!?

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    • Beverly Jones LOUISVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      If it is a protected landmark, the architectural integrity should be maintained. Really has nothing to do with religion. A Baptist church has purchased an old downtown Jewish temple in my city. All the Jewish symbols have been kept to preserve the integrity of the building.

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    • Farah Kohler GRAYSON, LA
      • 3 months ago

      I believe in historic preservation; that includes the whole building. If the crosses a4re removed the building will not be historic. Also, I'm a Christian.

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    • Heidi Pritchard LAKE WYLIE, SC
      • 3 months ago

      This is HISTORY, you can not change history. If if is designated a protected site, LEAVE THE CROSSES ALONE.

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