March 15, 2012
CANAJOHARIE – For Eric Stroud and his wife, Jean, the former Sts. Peter & Paul Church is a sanctuary.
When the New Jersey couple bought the village church building from the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese for $120,000 in October 2010, it primarily was because of the 35-year-old pipe organ, which has 500 to 700 pipes.
But they said they also found a community that welcomed them and a beautifully maintained, 150-year-old building, which was constructed in 1862 from limestone harvested from that same site.