Northwest Corner Project (2013)

The plaster surrounding three windows (and on the ceiling above) located in the northwest corner of the first floor of the sanctuary had been damaged by water leaking from a radiator above. In March 2013, Kelly Plastering repaired the damaged plaster and replicated the damaged decorative trim and crown molding, creating a custom mold of the pomegranate trim to fabricate the replacement piece. Architectural conservator Bob Furhoff performed a finishes analysis to identify the original paint colors used in the sanctuary. These historic colors were replicated when the northwest corner was painted following completion of the plaster repair, restoring the original color scheme that hadn’t been seen in decades.