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Caltagirone announces more than $48K in state funds to repair Reading church

By PA House - State Rep Caltagirone

Sep 11, 2020

READING  – State Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks, announced Christ Episcopal Church in Reading has been approved to receive a state grant for more than $48,000 for repairs to the landmark church.

“Christ Episcopal Church has existed in our city as a landmark for nearly 200 years,” Caltagirone said. “It’s vital for the state to provide the money needed to not only repair this historical building but complete the work needed to prevent future deterioration to its historic façade.”

The sanctuary for Christ Episcopal Church, also known as Christ Church, was built in 1826. Its congregation dates back to 1763. The church is located at 435 Court St. in the Callowhill section of downtown Reading.

The church has been approved for a Keystone Historic Preservation grant of $48,849 to pay for construction to stabilize, repair and protect the masonry of the buttress walls supporting the church steeple and exterior façade.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission awarded $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 24 counties throughout the state.

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