Sikhs to Rebuild NY's Richmond Hill Gurdwara

September 9, 2004

Source: Times Ledger

On September 9, 2004 Times Ledger reported that, "more than two years after a fire destroyed the oldest Sikh temple in North America, leaving about 150,000 parishioners without a permanent place of worship, the Sikh Cultural Society of New York held a ceremony for the constructional birth of a new 'Gurdwara sahib' (God's house of respect) in Richmond Hill Saturday that filled an entire block and drew Sikhs from as far as India. The 65,000-square-foot temple, which should be completed in two years, will be six to seven times larger than the old Sikh Cultural Society."