Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Demolition of Historic Trinity Church

Today, Tuesday, October 9, 2018, is a sad day in the historic timeline for the City of Waterbury. Cranes and demolition crews began very early in the morning after a 3-day weekend, seemingly before anyone knew just how immediate the demolition plans were.

See the 'media coverage' page for stories from the evening news which featured video showing the destruction of the beautiful structure that was once Trinity Episcopal Church. Even as demolition was under way, the number of people signing the online petition had approached 900 in little more than 24 hours. This will hopefully serve as a wake up call for everyone. If we appreciate our history, we need to be willing to share our time and expertise and yes, sometimes funds, to preserve it.

The photographs on this page are courtesy of Raechel Guest.

Online Petition Tops 700 Signatures

As of early afternoon on Tuesday, more than 700 people have signed an online petition established just 24 hours earlier by an individual who has chosen to remain anonymous. A quick review of those signing include many who were baptized in or attended Trinity Church. A few signers commented on their time as altar boys at the parish, while many noted the beautiful and historic importance of the building itself.