Sand Beach Church

Sand Beach Church is a historic Reformed Church church located in the Town of Fleming near Auburn in Cayuga County, New York. It is a Romanesque Revival style brick structure built in 1854-1855 on the site of an earlier 1807 frame church. The church features a square bell tower that once stood 82 feet high, but was modified to its present form after a fire in 1935. The former church building was purchased by Sean Lattimore on August 3, 2007 for use by the nearby Springside Inn Restaurant. Adjacent to the church is a cemetery with burials dating to the early 19th century. On August 17, 1978; all of the assets of the Owasco Lake Cemetery Association, including both the former Sand Beach Cemetery and adjacent Owasco Lake Cemetery land parcels, were deeded to become owned by the Town of Fleming NY. Noted missionary Samuel Robbins Brown (1810–1880) served as pastor from 1851 to 1859 and in 1867 upon his return from Japan.[2]

Sand Beach Church
Sand Beach Church is located in New York
Sand Beach Church
Sand Beach Church is located in the United States
Sand Beach Church
Nearest cityAuburn, New York
Coordinates42°54′10″N 76°32′52″W / 42.90278°N 76.54778°W / 42.90278; -76.54778Coordinates: 42°54′10″N 76°32′52″W / 42.90278°N 76.54778°W / 42.90278; -76.54778
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Architectural styleNeo-Romanesque
NRHP reference No.75001176[1]
Added to NRHPJune 10, 1975

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Cornelia E. Brooke (January 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Sand Beach Church" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying three photographs