Frenchtown Presbyterian Church

Frenchtown, New Jersey
Project Description

This is a mid-19th Century classical church in Frenchtown, NJ. In 2004, the church launched an ambitious renovation and construction project after seeing the need for new facilities to accommodate continuing growth. The church required an extensive renovation after 50 years of neglect; floor carpet was taped-up and walls were bubble-gum pink.

Scope of work required re-do of mechanical systems and new lighting, re-plastering of walls, new crown molding was installed with new cove lighting and pews were refinished along with new carpeting. Walls were re-colored with a pale blue and white. The end of the sanctuary had to be re-framed - exposing the organ pipes and two forgotten windows. The pipe organ now serves as a center focal point to the altar and helps emphasize sound.

Frenchtown, NJ is a small family-oriented town that was beginning to be modernized. There were new additions to the town such as coffee shops, barbershop, pizza parlor, etc. The church needed to be updated and modernized to adapt to the changing times.

The community and church members volunteered their time and efforts to the demolition and renovation of the church.

Outcome

As a result of the renovation the sanctuary was remodeled, the fellowship hall was remodeled and expanded, a new kitchen was added, the basement was expanded, and office space was installed above the fellowship hall.

The community and church members were very appreciative of the renovation. Church members continue to grow.