The Smithfield Church

The Smithfield Presbyterian Church

Columns and Façade Restoration

Smithfield Church Celebration Invite.pdf

Please join the celebration at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 22 to thank all who worked on the Columns Restoration project and all who made donations to support it.

Weather permitting, we will start on the church lawn with a presentation and ribbon cutting by Columns Committee Honorary Chair Oakleigh Thorne.

A group photo will be taken of all in attendance in front of the church and a reception will follow in the big white tent.


The Smithfield Presbyterian Church has undertaken an ambitious restoration of its magnificent columns, façade and porch.  The church building is a national landmark and an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture which dates from 1847.   In recent years the original columns and the porch which supported them were found to be in critical need of repair.  Architect and church Elder Darlene Riemer generously donated her time and expertise to plan and supervise the challenging work of restoring this beloved landmark.  All phases of the project have been carried out in accord with stringent preservation guidelines. 

Much has been accomplished and the church façade has been returned to its original glory.  The foundation was replaced and the enormous soaring columns were removed and carefully repaired. The marvelous result can be viewed from many vantage points in the Smithfield Valley.


The final phases of the project remain to be done: repair to the historic windows, the installation of an elevator to provide handicapped access and the painting of the church exterior in the spring of 2017.

We are so grateful for the generous support received from all parts of the community and beyond.  In particular we wish to thank the New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Program and The Millbrook Tribute Garden.

If you would like to support the important work to complete the restoration, please see below.


The Committee for the Columns Fund

Please make checks payable to The Smithfield Church Columns Fund.

Donations can be mailed to The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York, 12501 or made through the secure Donate button below.


Kindly include an address where we may send a thank you letter.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are 100% tax deductible.


Freely you have received, freely give.  Matthew 10: 8

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