Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Open House SUNDAY at St. Joe's

Contact: Colleen Ryan
518-428-9348 (mobile)

Open House this Sunday at historic St. Joseph’s Church

ALBANY, 6/7/2006 – On Sunday, June 11, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Historic Albany Foundation will host an Open House at the former St. Joseph’s Church. The public is invited to see the interior stabilization project, view an exhibit about the history of the building and parish, and hear about plans for the future.

St. Joseph’s is located at Ten Broeck and Second Streets, one block from the Palace Theatre. There is no fee to attend the open house.

Committee 150 members will be present to discuss their campaign to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the former St. Joseph’s Church, and to raise $150,000 to continue stabilization work on the once-endangered building.

Through parties, donations and a challenge grant from prominent investment counselor Candace King Weir, owner of C.L. King & Associates Inc., Committee 150 has already secured over $10,000.

“Many people have asked what will happen to St. Joseph’s once it’s stabilized,” said Colleen Ryan, who co-founded Committee 150 with Elizabeth Griffin. “Before addressing the future use, we need to raise the funds to ensure that the stabilization project can proceed. With each party, each open house, and each discussion, we hope that people will begin imagining the possibilities for this magnificent structure.”

For information about the stabilization project at St. Joseph’s, contact Historic Albany Foundation at or 518-465-0786. To learn more about Committee 150, visit or call 518-462-1900.



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