Old Stone Church

SBA undertook the preservation of this church which had been virtually unchanged since its original construction. The project began with a condition assessment and feasibility study which guided the successful conservation project. In parallel with the condition assessment, SBA undertook the heritage research required to have the church provincially designated and nationally recognized.

The conservation project included the restoration of original cedar roofing, the preservation of wood windows, plaster repair and limewashing, miscellaneous millwork and procurement of coal oil lamps. The load bearing interior partition and gothic stone window arches were stabilized through pressure grouting, and the rubblestone walls received extensive repointing and some rebuilding.

In compliance with the heritage easement on the property with the Ontario Heritage Foundation, SBA developed a maintenance masterplan and has been responsible for on-going maintenance reviews.