At the Saratoga Preservation Foundation’s Preservation Recognition Awards on September 13, the Bethesda Church project was honored in the roof restoration category.
This project began as a roof replacement, removing old shingles and installing a new standing seam roof. Additional scope was added during the project’s duration, including replacing the historic slate roof on the bell tower, replacing the fire stair, extensive restoration on dormer woodwork and other exterior wood trim to match the historic profiles, and upgrades to the mechanical systems.
The team also made drainage improvements to the brick garden wall at the back of the church, which was originally part of the neighboring Grand Union Hotel before it was demolished in the 1950’s and deeded to the church.
Congratulations to everyone who played a role in this award-winning project.