The Restoration Plan

The building has evolved several times in the more than 200 years since it was built, but the goal is to return it to usable condition, while preserving its circa 1885 appearance.

Work in Progress

Restoring the Russell and Rebecca Church Stained Glass Windows

November 24, 2023

The Russel and Rebecca Church windows are in the back of the sanctuary, on the…

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Repointing the Foundation

November 21, 2020

Most of the foundation dates to 1839-1840, when the church was constructed on its present…

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Masterful Carpentry

September 2, 2020

A Greek Revival revival. Two of the worst things for old wood are water, and…

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The Bees are Back: Round 2

July 27, 2020

I received a call from a neighbor about a bee swarm amassing above the front porch – which sounded “like a little motor” and could be heard from inside their house. And it was growing quickly.

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Slate Roof Repairs

September 30, 2019

When purchasing the church in May, we knew the roof was leaking in at least 3 places, and had been leaking significantly for some time…

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Restoring the Hardwood Floors

September 29, 2019

Sanctuary and Altar Floors The sanctuary floor had never been sanded, even when it was…

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Holy Bees!

July 21, 2019

We spotted a swarm of bees while cleaning the rain gutters in July. According to…

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Missing Front Window

The Fallen Window

May 18, 2019

On practically Day #1, we packaged up the window, the fallen shards of glass, and…

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