Central Congregational Church

Central Congregational Church, located on Angell Street in Providence, Rhode Island, suffered from a plethora of exterior problems, some of which were not originally apparent to the members of the congregation. This list included deteriorated masonry joints, spalling and mismatched brickwork, cracked and chipped terra-cotta, and efflorescence on masonry surfaces indicating moisture penetration.

After a thorough study conducted by LLB Architects with an assembled team of industry professionals, a plan of thorough and meticulous restoration was formed and quickly begun. Photo-documentation served to both gain additional information on the project and efficiently communicate directions between several consultants. To better facilitate the church, a phased five-year schedule for projected work was established, detailing major goals and milestones.

Tasks for the restoration project include replacement of masonry around the main entrance, installation of new flashing, and careful documenting, cutting, recasting, and replacing of terra-cotta elements.