The Chapel Restoration
A public bidding process
resulted in the
selection of a contractor, Fame Construction Inc., and the commencement of
work in the fall of 2004. Exterior restoration included the fabrication and installation of new doors and windows to replace missing doors and
windows. The new doors were based on historic documentation and
surviving fragments of the main door. The work also included repointing and patching of the stone fašade as well as the installation of
new gutters at the existing slate roof. The
work scope also included the
reinstallation of surviving stained glass using existing fragments.
New replica stained glass was required to
complete the restoration of the two rose windows.
Much of the interior finish of the
chapel has survived. The interior work included careful cleaning of many
layers of grime from the plaster, wood and gilded surfaces of the surviving
finishes. New plaster and wood components were installed to replace
damaged or missing interior finishes.
The chapel required
a new wood floor structure and new wood floor as well as the installation of
new heating, plumbing and electrical systems. The new systems were installed with
minimal impact on the historic interior and exterior of the Chapel of the
Construction documents for the restoration of the chapel were prepared
by Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen.