The Loss

After 200 years a building is seen as permanent part of the neighborhood landscape.  A constant in the ever-changing look of our city. Featured in films, movies and photo shoots its location is not only ideal but its architecture and design have only enhanced some of the most memorable scenes on film. When a candle was left unattended no one could have imagined the damage that this church sustained


The Restoration

The fire department was called and the blaze was extinguished in a matter of minutes but the damage had been done.  The roof was compromised, smoke and soot covered every surface from the attic truss space to the gym in the basement.  Fire had burned through walls, floors and ceilings.  The water used to put out the fire has soaked into the floors, plaster walls and molding.

Services Included:  

  • Structural cleaning
  • Debris removal
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Odor removal
  • Repainting
  • Restoration of fixtures 

Every job is unique in its own way but when a building is a New York City Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places you have to take extra precautions to not make any further damages or changes to the building during restoration.  In order to get rid of the smoke residue without damaging the stonework, we used a process known as cryo-blasting or dry ice blasting.  


Their World Restored

Completing the work on time to start filming of a television series was a key goal of our client and the production company.  Fortunately the deadlines were met.

Being chosen to restore a historic place of worship and an important landmark was a great honor.  The community was most appreciative for the efforts to bring back their beloved church to its former glory.