Other names: "The Sign of the Fish"
Year built: 1882
Architect: Richard Mitchell Upjohn
The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer was a mission offshoot of St. John's in the Wilderness in Paul Smiths. When it was built in 1882, it was felt that it was more important to minister year-round to the local people who worked at St. Regis in the summer and who lived in the Bloomingdale area than to keep St. John's open for the few in its vicinity. The Reverend Arthur H. Locke wrote that "the need of a suitable church is most urgent." 1 The architect, Richard Mitchell Upjohn, had previously contributed the design for St. Luke's Church in Saranac Lake.
Source: Sally E. Svenson, Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building (Keeseville, NY: Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 2006), pp. 166-169.
Franklin Gazette, September 24, 1880
That we are to have an Episcopal church here is now a fact beyond a doubt, Mr. MONROE HALL having deeded the society a lot on St. Regis Avenue, in one of the most desirable locations in the village. Mr. LOCK, the pastor, a gentleman of the most untiring energy, informed his congregation a few Sundays ago that it was preach his Christmas sermon in the new church. The architect, Mr. UPJOHN, of Brooklyn, has the drawing of the plans.
2012-03-10 16:54:24 I believe this property is for sale; it is surely historic, though not listed. —MaryHotaling
1. Sally E. Svenson, Adirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building, pp. 166-169.