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Holy Spirits (the cache at St. George)

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Hidden : 11/24/2013
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache takes you to a site with a long history - St. George Chapel

Quick and easy.

Aimee La Farge-Heins commissioned the construction of the St. George Chapel in memory of her husband George Lewis Heins and her brother John La Farge. It was designed in French Norman Style architecture by the firm of Hewitt & Bottomley and was completed in May 1912. Shortly thereafter, she donated the Chapel to the Archdiocese of New York.

In 1963, the chapel was renamed Blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton in honor of the first American beatified by the Vatican. In September 1975, Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized and the chapel was renamed Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. As the congregation grew, the parish moved to its present location in Shrub Oak.

On March 21st, 1984, the Archdiocese of New York sold the building. The building sat idle for roughly 20 years before it was purchased with the intent of opening a restaurant. However at this point the property and plan became embroiled in some dispute. The property was resold, and after years of political challenges, the current Winery was opened.

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The cache is pretty much a simple park & grab, though the muggle factor increases in the evenings for obvious reasons. Cache has been seeded with several trackables including a knight carrying St. George's shield that I happened to find a few weeks ago and a newly registered trackable matching the theme. Additional themed items have been included as well.

Happy hunting.

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