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Thursday February 25th

Katonah, New York

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a Tudor Revival church built in 1921-23, stands like a bow of a ship on a triangular plot facing a fork in the road at the southern entrance to the hamlet of Katonah in the town of Bedford, Westchester County, New York.

Landmarked by the National Register of Historic Places

The church was designed by Hobart B. Upjohn, the son of architect Richard M. Upjohn, and grandson of Richard Upjohn, the acclaimed American Church designers. St. Luke’s prominent location at the corner of the two main thoroughfares, along with an enormous evergreen that serves as the community christmas tree, have made the church a highly visible landmark and center of activity in the historic community of Katonah.

The early members of the Episcopal Church in Katonah were organized as a mission of St. Mark’s Katonah as early as 1855, and records indicate that the congregation had additional financial and clergy support from St. Matthew’s Church, Bedford. St. Mark’s. Katonah was listed each year in the living Church quarterly and Annual between 1867 and 1887, but was apparently disbanded soon after. In 1888, John Jay II, grandson of the first chief justice, made a codicil to his will in which he referred to the abandoned parish and left five hundred dollars for the erection of an Episcopal Church in Katonah.

The Reverend Diane Britt