St. John's Church is Richmond's first church, and some consider it the birth place of our nation. But preserving all of its history costs money. Right now, the house of worship needs some significant repairs.Although the church has aged gracefully over the past 273 years, time is still taking its toll on the building.
"And we also need to remake the hardware. So we would like to repair these they're called shutterdogs and they actually keep them open when we want them open."The St. John's Church Foundation is trying to raise $324,000 to pay for the work.
"Between Patrick Henry, Edgar Allen Poe's mother who is buried here, all of the really interesting gravestones and these wonderful interpreters who give fantastic tours, it's the place to be in Richmond," said Schwartz.
The Foundation has already raided about a third of the money necessary to get the work done. If it can collect an additional $100,000, another local foundation has offered to donate the rest.
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