Historic Religious Site Tour of Lewiston & Youngstown NY

An opportunity to explore an important historic area in Western New York!

Historic Religious Site Tour of Lewiston & Youngstown NY

Model City, New York 14174, United States

Created By: Nazareth College

Tour Information

Religion, and specifically sites of worship, are intertwined with the history of this Great Lakes region, and this tour will highlight some prominent areas that were made holy by what was built, or is being created, on these plots of land. The World Religion Paradigm, according to Christopher Cotter and David Robinson is, "a particular way of thinking about religions which organizes them into a set of discrete traditions with a supposedly 'global' import." It typically consists of the "Big Five" religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism." This religious driving tour will take you along the Niagara river, highlighting expansions in religious worship throughout the region that have made a lasting impact on the lanscape of this area.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Address: 1023 Swann Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174 The History of the Fatima Shrine The shrine itself is dedicated to the Virgin Mary as she is an incredibly significant figure among catholic literature and represents the moment when she perform... Read more
Address: 915 Oneida St, Lewiston, NY 14092 Lutheran Church Another area we researched was the Lutheran Church / Lutheranism. Founded by German monk Martin Luther in the 1500’s, Lutheranism is one of the largest divisions of Protestantism... Read more
Address: 620 Center St, Lewiston, NY 14092 St Peter's Roman Catholic Church The Saint Peter’s Catholic Church is found North of the artpark where the Hopwell site is located and just north where the Presbytarian church is located. It is ... Read more
Address: 505 Cayuga St, Lewiston, NY 14092 First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston One of the next stops on our tour was the First Presbyterian Church in Lewiston. The Presbyterian church is a part of the early immigrants from the old world ... Read more
Address: 43° 9.991′ N, 79° 2.67′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from South 4th Street south of Tuscarora Street. Hopewell sight The Hopewell site is located on the grounds of the Earl... Read more
Address: 4421 Lower River Rd, Stella Niagara, NY 14144 Stella Niagara Stella Niagara is a hamlet in Niagara County, New York located along the Niagara River just north of Niagara Falls. Within New York state, a hamlet is defined as a small... Read more
Address: 110 Chestnut St, Youngstown, NY 14174 St. John's Episcopal Church One of the locations we stopped at on the tour was the Episcopal Church. The very first Episcopalian church was created in 1789 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The h... Read more
Address: 102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown, NY 14174 The History of Old Fort Niagara The French and Indian war spanning from 1754 to 1763, also known as the ‘7 Years War” was a battle between the North American French and British colonies, ... Read more


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