Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Phase 1 Restoration Complete

The scaffolding is down and the craftmanship of Joseph Gnazzo Construction is fully revealed! We started out with many areas of gaping holes and broken mortar. We ended up with fresh mortar filling in the entire depth of each granite block. The finished area surrounding the front entry is easy to distinguish. Over time the slightly darker brown mortar will lighten to match the old mortar.

New mortar between reset stones.

Our work has just begun. We have much more repair ahead of us, particularly to the bell tower. We’ll be applying for state grant assistance to continue this work in 2020, which is very competitive. We’ll also be planning some local fundraisers in additional to our summer and fall lawn fairs. We’ll need every dollar we can get to insure this historic landmark will last yet another 150 years!