Handy Chapel Named Endangered Place

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There’sa little church in Grand Junction with a big story. The Handy Chapelwas built in 1892 and it’s always served as a refuge for the city’s blackresidents.Colorado Preservation Inc. recently put the chapel on its list of endangered places. Ryan Warner speaks with Josephine Dickey, whose great-grandfather helped build the chapel. She and other family members have helped lead the congregation ever since.

First aired March 9, 2011.

[Historic photo, circa 1899, courtesy of Josephine Dickey. Her grandmother, Lizzie Austin Taylor, is pictured in the white dress at the front of the group.]

[Present day photo: Colorado Preservation Inc.]