1871, a site that it would remain upon in various iterations through present day.
1820 - St. Michael's hires William Richmond as rector who instigates an almost century of
leadership by various family members. Under Richmond's leadership, the Church is
financially stabilized and flourishes.
1837-1842 - St. Michael's founds six churches in Oregon (including Trinity Episcopal
Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of the Diocese) and Wisconsin.
1852 - A crowded church yard leads the Church elders to seek new land for a cemetery in
Newton, Long Island; modern-day Astoria, Queens.
1853 - St. Michael's first church burned to the ground.
|St. Michael's Second Church Building, 1854-1891|
1854 - St. Michael's second church on the site is
consecrated. This church is twice the size
of the first.
1880's - Planning begins for a third church, (the
current structure) on the site of the 1807
1891 - Large enough to seat 1,500 congregants,
the Robert W. Gibson church is dedicated.
1895 - Seven lancet windows are commissioned
from Louis Comfort Tiffany
1902 - Educational, Artistic, Social, Athletic and Spiritual uses are accommodated by the
Thomas McClure Peters Memorial Parish House, Robert W. Gibson's second
commission for the congregation.
1912-1913 - A Rectory, Robert W. Gibson's
third and final commission for the
congregation is completed.
1921 - St. Jude Chapel is constructed.
1927 - Architect Robert W. Gibson dies in
1967 - A Rudolph von Beckerath organ is
installed in St. Michael's.
1980 - St. Michael's Episcopal Church,
Parish House and Rectory is first heard by the New York City Landmarks Preservation
Commission, no action is taken.
1991 - An extensive, multi-year restoration is completed.
1997 - St. Michael's Church is recognized by the National and State Registers of Historic
2008 - St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Parish House and Rectory is heard by the New York
City Landmarks Preservation Commission for the second time; again, no action is
2014 - LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan attempts to "de-calendar' 95 sites that have
languished on her agency's calendar without final decision.
2015 - The Backlog Initiative is introduced. The public will be able to testify on Thursday,
November 12th but is encouraged to register to speak no later than Thursday,
November 5th. Final decisions will be made and designations granted by the close of