Grace Episcopal Church (Buena Vista, Colorado)

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Grace Episcopal Church
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Grace Episcopal Church (Buena Vista, Colorado) is located in Colorado
Grace Episcopal Church (Buena Vista, Colorado)
Grace Episcopal Church (Buena Vista, Colorado) is located in the US
Grace Episcopal Church (Buena Vista, Colorado)
Location Main and Park Ave., Buena Vista, Colorado
Coordinates 38°50′27″N 106°7′57″W / 38.84083°N 106.13250°W / 38.84083; -106.13250Coordinates: 38°50′27″N 106°7′57″W / 38.84083°N 106.13250°W / 38.84083; -106.13250
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architect unknown; builder: Lannan Brothers
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
NRHP Reference #

78000834

[1]
CSRHP # 5CF.141
Added to NRHP January 20, 1978

Grace Episcopal Church, also known as Grace Church, is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Episcopal church building located at 203 West Main Street in Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado. Built in 1889 by the Lannan Brothers, its Carpenter Gothic details include board and batten siding, lancet windows and door openings and buttresses. On January 20, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. On February 7, 2007, the church received of the Colorado Historic Society's 21st Annual Stephen H. Hart Awards for its restoration of the interior and exterior of the building.[2][3][4]

In 2002, Grace Episcopal Church and the local United Methodist congregation formed a federated congregation with the approval of their respective denominational authorities. The United Methodist Congregation now styles itself Grace United Methodist Faith Community. Each one retains its separate corporate organization while worshiping together. Services on the first and third Sundays are led by a United Methodist minister while services are the second and third Sundays are led by an Episcopal priest.[5][6][7]

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