Known as the Stone Church, Immanuel was designed by well-known Gothic revival architect Richard M.Upjohn. The wheelchair accessible building is a perfect example of the French country Gothic style of the 14th century.
Among the buildings notable features are the fish scale roof and the pinnacled bell tower, in which hangs a Paul Revere Bell from the original 1817 church. The present granite church was completed in 1867 and replaced the first wooden structure.
Buried in the adjacent church-yard is Hetty Green, once reputably known as the wealthiest woman in the world, and often called the “Witch of Wall Street.” Other markers in the beautiful cemetery grounds honor local civil war heroes and those who played an important role in the history of Bellows Falls.
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Concert tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley Books (Chester), Toadstool Books (Keene, NH) and online at www.brattleborotix.com. Most concert tickets are $17 ($13 for seniors and children under 12) in advance and $20 ($15) at the door. The concerts are coordinated by Cynthia Hughes, Music Chair, and Robert (Beau) Bowler, Administrator. For booking information, please call Beau at 802-463-3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events (unless otherwise noted) will be held at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church Street in Bellows Falls.
Vermont-based cellist and composer Eugene Friesen has performed widely as a member of the Grammy Award-winning instrumental group, The Paul Winter Consort. Eugene is also active as a soloist and educator and is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His CD “In the Shade of Angels” (recorded in Immanuel Church) is on sale to benefit Stone Church Arts.