Tag Archives: Church Restoration

Restoration of Plaster Stations of the Cross, Uncovering Original Intent

VKRestoration of Holyoke, Massachusetts notes that regardless of the convictions of the restorer, restoration of religious icons imposes another layer of accountability, beyond materials, and that is the understanding of the symbolic meaning of color and form. These fourteen Stations of … Continue reading

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1855 Church Plaster Ceiling Collapses

Late Sunday April 24, 2016 the ceiling of the Fellowship Hall at the Easthampton Congregational Church, in Easthampton, Massachusetts collapsed, setting off the fire alarm and summoning the sexton.  The collapse was total, filling the room with plaster, wood lathe … Continue reading

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Seeking Plaster Moldmaker for 1912 Church Sanctuary Project.

This circa 1912 church in East Liverpool, Ohio has large plaster features damaged by moisture, see photos, typical. Seeking a solution. Contact Fcc123@att.net. Custom Moldmaking and Ornamental Plaster

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Unusual Period Tower Bell Restored to Original Ringing Format.

Carl Rickershauser of Coastal Clock and Chime in Cinnaminson, NJ restored this historic and unusual (cast in France) bronze bell in the tower of the Visitation Church in Washington, DC. Older bells were often mounted in a non-factory timber frame carriage, built … Continue reading

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Restoration of a Hand Rung Iron Church Bell

Carl Rickershauser of Coastal Clock and Chime in Cinnaminson, NJ restored a beautiful sounding little hand rung iron bell in the tower of the Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City, MD. To begin with, it had typical tower bell issues, starting … Continue reading

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New Spanish Black Slate Roof for Historic Ohio Church

The black Spanish slate from Cupa Pizarras is an excellent replacement for black Pennsylvania slate that you don’t see much anymore, hard and uniform, cuts clean. That must have come in very handy on the St. Mary’s job, on the conical … Continue reading

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Historic Tower Bell Problems

  Historic buildings originally lacked most building mechanicals familiar today, but they were often equipped with one mechanical system that performed many modern functions. In their day, tower bells broadcast information about public safety, special events, the time and even … Continue reading

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Toronto Bell Cote Stained Glass

As part of a larger heritage restoration in 2010, Eve Guinan Design-Restoration of Toronto, Ontario began to conserve a number of stained glass windows in the historic Toronto Bell Cote. This diminutive church building has historic significance out of proportion … Continue reading

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Copper Shingles Furnish a Durable Maintenance Solution for a Historic Church Spire

Steeple repair specialists are often faced with the results of long time deferred maintenance and optimistic maintenance and the First Congregational Church in Hudson, Ohio was no different. When CIS Steeplejacks of Litchfield, Ohio inspected the structure, their steeple had been … Continue reading

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Replacement of Roofing Slate and Flashings on One Hundred Year Old Church Steeple

Charles A. Murray & Co. Limited, of Everett, Ontario replaced the roofing slate and flashings on St. Francis Church in Ajax, Ontario. Roofing slate at this extreme pitch will last a long time, about 120 years, in this case. The sheet … Continue reading

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