Traditional Building has featured a number of beautiful church restorations over the years--including both new construction and historic preservation projects. Here are four of our favorites.
Duncan G. Stroik Architect of South Bend, IN, designer of a number of traditionally styled churches, restored the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, SD. It was originally designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray and completed in 1919.
On a smaller scale, the preservation architect for the San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey, CA, was Page & Turnbull of LA. The project was driven by the need for a seismic retrofit, but there were lots of other problems.
In Connecticut, Canning Studios restored the interior decorative painting at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford. The three-year project included the sanctuary, the ceiling and the side chapels.
And in Pennsylvania, Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects and Planners restored Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, PA. It was a family affair for Thomas Celli - his father had completed a renovation in 1971 following Vatican II.