Type of Work: Religion

Reverend Fred Shaw at the Pulpit in Elizabethtown

Reverend Fred Shaw at the Pulpit in Elizabethtown

Reverend Fred Shaw at the pulpit of the United Church of Christ. 2012. Elizabethtown, NY. Photo taken by Alvin Reiner. Shaw moved to the Adirondacks to be the reverend at the UCC in 1989. Listen to his story in the audio clip. 

Teaching a Yoga Class in West Chazy

Teaching a yoga class in West Chazy

Yoga instructor and integrative health & lifestyle coach Melissa Light running a yoga class. This class is the first ‘Yoga and Wine on the Deck’ event at Vesco Ridge Vineyards. Members of the class are in the Shavasana pose, often used for relaxation at the end of a session. Summer 2015. West Chazy, NY. Courtesy […]

Main Street in Cranberry Lake

Main Street in Cranberry Lake

Main Street (now Route 3) in Cranberry Lake when it was a dirt road. Catholic Church and schoolhouse can be seen on left. In 1926, it became the first paved road in the Town of Clifton. The two children appear to be pulling a baby carriage or wagon down the middle of the road. Note […]

MAI Clergymen in Plattsburgh

Mount Assumption Institute clergymen in Plattsburgh

Group photo of clergymen from Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) on South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh. MAI operated from 1939 until 1957. The school eventually closed but the building remains as apartments. Plattsburgh, NY. Clinton County Historical Association. Brewer Collection.

Fire aftermath of Plattsburgh Baptist Church in Plattsburgh

Aftermath of Baptist Church fire in Plattsburgh

Aftermath of structure fire at Baptist Church on Oak Street in Plattsburgh. Firetruck parked out front with firemen loading/unloading equipment in the back. The church was rebuilt in the same location. 1920s or 1930s. Plattsburgh, NY. Clinton County Historical Association. Brewer Collection.

Baptist Church in Plattsburgh burns

Baptist Church on fire in Plattsburgh

Structure fire at Baptist Church on Oak Street in Plattsburgh. Crowd gathered at side with visible firefighters fighting flames with hoses. 1920s or 1930s. Plattsburgh, NY. Clinton County Historical Association. Brewer Collection.

Reverend Ferguson at the front of a church in Hammond

Reverend Ferguson preaching at the Presbyterian church in Hammond

Reverend Dr. Daniel Ferguson stands by the pulpit in Hammond’s Presbyterian Church. He was pastor for nearly 50 years. Circa 1923. Hammond, NY. Listen to Nancy Seeley, Revered Ferguson’s granddaughter, on her family’s stories about the Reverend, including about how he got parishioners to his island home, the church burning in 1915, his hectic Sunday service […]