Location: New York, NY
Client: Advent Luther Church
Year: 1986
Size: 10,000 S.F.

The Advent Luther Church, originally built in 1903, was the final work of Architect William A. Potter. The church was due for much-needed maintenance work and an expansion in 1985. We began the restoration with the conversion of the unused belfry into an office for the pastor. In the sanctuary, the two front rows of pews were removed to make room for a performance area, finished with new Brazilian cherry flooring. A new organ was installed. The entire sanctuary was painted in period colors and thoroughly restored. On the exterior, the brick and limestone were steam cleaned, revealing a delightful poly-chromatic brick pattern. The exterior was re-pointed and necessary repairs were made to the roof, restoring the church to its original appearance and condition.