Category Archives: Building

Restoration of the Chancel Columns Pointed Gothic Arches

In the early 20th century, the original 1885 columns at the chancel (with pointed, Gothic arches) were thickened and transformed into curved, Romanesque arches, for unknown reasons. The decorative painting on the arches and surrounding the altar were covered, and … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Restoration of the Chancel Columns Pointed Gothic Arches

Historic Church Renovation Update

The photo “Original chancel column historic paint” shows remnants of colors we believe the church used to be painted. This is the east-side chancel column under the arches (stucco veneer currently being demolished to restore the original gothic-arch shapes). It … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Historic Church Renovation Update

Building Committee Update

The photo “Removed stucco” shows the removal in progress of the exterior stucco on the only church wall remaining from the 1850’s. This section will require 100% stucco replacement to fortify the “rubble” wall beneath. Other wall portions farther to … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Building Committee Update

Building Committee Update

Scaffolding is complete and plywood has been installed to cover the Historic Church stained-glass windows. One section of exterior stucco has been removed from the West Wall and mockups prepared to assure the proper mix for the new stucco. Inside, … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Building Committee Update

Building Update

During the last two weeks, SpawGlass has continued replacing damaged sections of the subfloor in the Historic Church. The old finished floor has all been removed, with some pieces salvaged for re-installation in the chancel area. The early 1900’s flooring had … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Building Update

Historic Church Renovation Update 

Church furnishings including the old organ console have been removed, and scaffolding has gone up all around the Historic Church. The triptych paintings above the altar have been put in safekeeping pending their restoration. SpawGlass, our contractor, will number all … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Historic Church Renovation Update 

Aug. 7 | Last Sunday in Historic Church Before Construction Begins

Church Services on Sunday, Aug. 7 8 a.m. Historic Church 9 a.m. Historic Church and Bethell Hall 11:15 a.m. Historic Church. We will celebrate Dr. David Stevens’ ministry with service music written by David and favorite anthems specially chosen by him and sung … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Aug. 7 | Last Sunday in Historic Church Before Construction Begins

Building Update

Update on ongoing work that is part of the “It’s Our Time” capital campaign. Our building renovation plans have been submitted to the City for permitting. In addition, we have submitted an application for approval of the work with the … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Building Update

Building Committee Report

March 2, 2022 Since our report to the Annual Parish Meeting in January, the building committee has received more-detailed scheduling guidance from our architect, Ford Powell Carson (FPC), and contractor, SpawGlass. They have offered a new timeline for the building-permit process. In short, … Continue reading

Posted in Building | Comments Off on Building Committee Report

Historic Church Bell Repair

Last Wednesday, Oct. 6, parts of the St. David’s Episcopal Church bell were removed and sent to Cincinnati to have replacement parts fabricated. Verdin Bells removed the clapper and rope wheel from the bell and will be inoperable until the parts are replaced in 2022. The … Continue reading

Posted in Building, History | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Historic Church Bell Repair