What a ruin: A changing church


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Plans to rehabilitate a dilapidated East Side church will be discussed by the Security Council on Thursday. Owner Daniel Britt works with the eco_logic studio on the security plan The changing church. Significant parts of the church’s roof collapsed during a severe storm last November. Britt is clearing parts of the building’s unstable walls, which is causing the grief of local guards.

Britt bought her property at 929 Sikamor Street in late 2017 with plans to turn the building into a brewery. The church is a Gothic revival style, designed by architect Carl Schnell and built in 1893-94. It has been closed since 1990 and for years it has been threatened with demolition and entry into the housing court.

The stabilization work, which is estimated at $ 50,000, includes:

  1. Debrid, second time, church mountain; and display all existing roof frames.
  2. Install an 18’x15 ’bay door on the wall facing Mills Street.
  3. Install eight concrete foundations, four at each corner of the transept; two at the corners of the wall facing Mills Street; and two at the corners of the wall facing Filmore Street.
  4. Replace all damaged walls.
  5. 45 ‘crane steel tubes and install them on each vertical stand. Tie each tube to the nearest wall.
  6. Connect the four corners of the tubes on top of them in the transept with the I beams.
  7. Install the I-beams as a cross brace between the beams on the east and west walls.
  8. Place the mosque across the church, rebuild it. Cover all walls with marine epoxy. Cover them with a rubber or roofing material and wipe them.
  9. Repair existing external gutters and install new gutters around the upper water walls.
  10. Dig drainage holes already dug into the dirty floor. Install a drainage plate and allow water to flow to the storm drain in the basement at the south end.
  11. Close all holes in the tower. Cover the tower windows with cut plywood size. To avoid future sticking of the roof, head over the slope.


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