Christ Church Cathedral Renovation and Restoration

Market:

Renovation

Christ Church Cathedral’s current church building is a nationally registered historic Houston landmark that was built in 1893. This 11,000-sf restoration focused on the sacristy, cathedral, and vesting areas. Exterior restoration work included masonry repair and repointing; removal and reapplication of stucco protective coatings; rust jacking repairs; and repair and reconditioning of original wood windows, doors, and features. All exterior finishes were restored to historic 1893 colors. Interior restoration work included the installation of new tie rods, floor refinishing, plaster repair, repainting of walls and trim to historic finishes, LED lighting retrofit, and the modification of existing under-window voids. Interior work at Golding Chapel included plaster repair and repainting and the relocation of air grilles. Interior renovation work at the sacristy and vesting areas included a complete spatial reconfiguration. All original materials were retained and restored, and new finishes and cabinetry were detailed to complement the historic character.

Location:

Houston, TX

Completed:

2019

Architect:

Stern and Bucek Architects
Bellows Byline Spring 2018
Received the 2020 Good Brick Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

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