The Granite Church is an important gateway property for the Georgetown Historic District and the town of Redding, Connecticut. It stands at a crossroads of the towns of Redding, Weston, Wilton, and Ridgefield in Fairfield County. We view this as an opportunity to weave the historic Church back into the cultural fabric of our community and help propel economic growth, supporting small businesses and our tax base.
We are excited to see what the Church building can become, and how it can benefit the community, during this next chapter in its historic life. In the interim, we look forward to discussing ideas for the building’s use with the Town of Redding and neighboring towns, their residents, and local organizations interested in using it for performances, events, exhibits, and more.
About the Church
The Granite Church is located at 5 N Main Street in the commercial district of Georgetown. Originally known as the Gilbert Memorial Church, it was completed in 1902. The granite used was quarried next door in Branchville under the direction of geologists from Yale University.
Built in the Gothic Revival Style, the magnificent structure, with its stained glass, tower and bell, has stood the test of time and will continue to do so following needed renovations. The Church has many features found in larger churches built in this style at that time, including buttresses and pointed arch windows, a square main tower, a round turret with a conical roof, and a beautiful pipe organ. Hutchings-Votey Co. of Boston, MA, built the pipe organ circa 1900 and Edwin & Elizabeth Gilbert of Georgetown, CT, purchased it.
Check out our feature in the Redding Sentinel: New Life for the Old Church, Georgetown Bible Church Sold to Local Foundation.
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