For more information about the Clocktower Restoration Community Funding initiative, go to gofundme.com/fredonia-clocktower.
Before and after slideshow
We purchased our ‘new’ building in 2015 and recently completed a two-year and $1.3 million renovation project. Our goal has been to restore this historic landmark and maintain it as a keepsake of the Fredonia community.
Formerly the Fredonia Baptist Church, which was established in 1808, the building at 19 Church Street was built in 1853. Throughout the 19th century, many prominent figures in the community and the Underground Railroad found their membership in this building. Later, the Womenís Christian Temperence Union held their first meeting in our current fellowship hall.
An addition was reconstructed in 1963, which we renovated as well to create offices and in-service child care. Our fellowship hall shows off the original stone foundation, and much of the ornate woodworking throughout the building is original also.
We began having services in our new building in April, 2017. There are ongoing projects that we are still working on including air conditioning, roof repair and restoration of the picturesque clocktower located atop our building. For more information about the Community Funding initiative, go to gofundme.com/fredonia-clocktower.