The Warwick Historical Society has received a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for a roadside marker at the Old School Baptist Meeting House. The marker, which will stand at the corner of Main St. and High St., was dedicated at a ceremony on Fri., Dec. 10.
Built on a stately knoll in the Village of Warwick, the Old School Baptist Meeting House steeple can be seen wherever throughout the Town. The Historical Society acquired the building in 1951 when the Board of Trustees, led by , purchased it from the dwindling congregation for $1. The building was slated for demolition and a factory was to be built in its place. The barrel ceiling, wineglass pulpit, carved golden dove and 12-paned windows are all historically significant architectural elements of the building.
“The grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the roadside marker will help residents and visitors recognize the historic significance of the Meeting House,” said Lisa-Ann Weisbrod, Executive Director of the Warwick Historical Society. She went on to express her appreciation of the William G. Pomeroy’s Foundation generous support.
Founded in 1906, the Warwick Historical Society’s mission has been to preserve and celebrate the vibrant history of the Town of Warwick and its people, and engage the communities through a variety of programs aimed at developing an understanding and appreciation of the unique historic heritage.
For more information or to become a member of the Warwick Historical Society, call 986-3236, ext. 106 or visit www.warwickhistoricalsociety.org.