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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 Sisters.

Construction documents for the restoration of the chapel were prepared by Cutsogeorge Tooman & Allen.


 

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