St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, chartered in 1834, has been at the corner of 4th and Main since 1894. Its first Warden (chief lay leader) was the City’s founder, James Prendergast, and he was the first in a long line of notable parishioners, including Robert H. Jackson (US Supreme Court Justice), Charles Goodell (US Senator), and Stan Lundine (NYS Lieutenant Governor, US Senator). The building is a substantial structure of rock-faced Medina sandstone that blends Late Gothic Revival and Romanesque Revival elements. Designed by Boston architect, W.P. Wentworth, it has a traditional cruciform plan with a square bell tower attached to the northeast corner of the church. The tower features a clock on each side and rounded corners topped with 4 conical pinnacles. A front-gabled vestry wing is located north of the church, housing a small chapel on the first floor.
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.