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Award of Merit: Christ Church

The Landmark Society’s 2013 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of the upcoming Awards Ceremony we will be featuring some of this year’s award winners.

The Award of Merit is for the sympathetic rehabilitation of an historic building in our 9-county region completed within the past two years.

Christ Church
141 East Avenue, City of Rochester

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Photo Courtesy Andy Olenick

Located downtown, on historic East Avenue, Christ Church is an Episcopal parish whose founding dates back to the 1850s, when the original church was built here on the site of a former nursery. Landmark

By 1892, the congregation had outgrown the 1850s building and the present church was erected, a Gothic Revival structure designed by Robert Gibson, a British architect.  The current project completed on this historic landmark is the repair of the complex roof and gutter system on the church, belfry, and parish house.

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Photo Courtesy Bero Architecture PLLC

Work included installation of new copper and membrane roofs, new copper gutters and downspouts, and replacement of deteriorated supports with new wood.

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Photo Courtesy Bero Architecture PLLC

Working with Bero Architecture PLLC and roofing contractor, Curt Catalano, a specialist in copper installations, the parish undertook this challenging project with major assistance from the Sacred Sites and New York State Environmental Fund grant programs.

Visit our Success Stories page to see other 2013 Award winners, and check out last year’s winners!

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