Restoring this Historic Landmark
Central Presbyterian Church stands at the heart of our city.
For more that 140 years, families in Cambridge have worshiped and celebrated in this historic building.
In response to a thorough engineering investigation, it is critical that we:
the slate roof
1Replace and upgrade the roofing system. Engineering studies show urgent repairs are required.
- Replace the old slate shingles on the roof
- Replace the slate shingles on the spire
- Replace copper panels on the spire
- Upgrade lightning protection, trim, eaves and chimney
2Prevent further damage and control moisture by repairing the exterior of our church.
- Repoint exterior masonry
- Replace entrance doors
- Replace School Hall windows
- Replace basement windows
- Repair exterior wall of north addition
- Replace windows on the north addition
3Water leaks and the passage of time have left our sanctuary and interior dated and damaged.
- Upgrade plumbing
- Replace the fire alarm system
- Upgrade the kitchen
- Repair sanctuary walls, ceilings, and stairwells
- Replace sanctuary carpet
- Repair and refinish sanctuary pews
We invite you to invest in our heritage, our present and our future.
$2.5 million over a 5-year period.
Every donation helps.
”With God, All THINGS are possible!”
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If you haven't been to church latel, here's a photo of progress on our project. Please note the following: The scaffolding on the south-east corner has been dismantledCopper eavestroughs for this portion of the roof has been installed although...
With the scaffolding starting to come down, we can finally get a glimpse of the completed roof and a reminder of just how beautiful our old building really is. The work around the bell tower is not yet complete, so that scaffolding will remain a while longer, and the...
Since August 31, 2021 the following work has been completed on our Restoration Project: The slating and the flashing on the main roof is 90 % complete. Only the section adjacent to the bell tower which is covered by scaffolding and green netting still has to be...
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