Southeast Corner Restoration (2016)

The Southest Corner restoration project finished in November. It began with a leak in the roof resulted in extensive damage to the plaster surrounding the 1892 Tiffany window located at the southeast corner of the sanctuary in the balcony.  While the roof has been replaced and no further leaking is occurring, the plaster continued to crumble, resulting in one of the Frederic Clay Bartlett murals peeling away from the wall.  Kelly Plastering and The Conservation Center coordinated efforts to restore this corner of the balcony to Shaw's original design.  Plaster was stabilized, patched and repaired. Then the mural was cleaned and reattached to the wall. Finally the walls were painted in the 1901 colors*Indicates a Friends of Historic Second Church project