Historic Grand Junction chapel due for improvements after listing

Left to right: The Rev. Silas Wright, a traveling African Methodist Episcopal Church minister for Handy Chapel, next to him is Miss Oreta Tasker. The woman standing on the sidewalk with the white dress and hat on is Josephine Dickey’s grandmother, Lizzie Austin Taylor. This picture was taken around 1899. Photo from the Josephine Dickey collection.



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Left to right: The Rev. Silas Wright, a traveling African Methodist Episcopal Church minister for Handy Chapel, next to him is Miss Oreta Tasker. The woman standing on the sidewalk with the white dress and hat on is Josephine Dickey’s grandmother, Lizzie Austin Taylor. This picture was taken around 1899. Photo from the Josephine Dickey collection.

Grand Junction’s Handy Chapel is due for some improvements by HistoriCorps in 2011. HistoriCorps is a preservation initiative modeled after community service programs such as the…




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