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Historic Donegal Presbyterian Church storm-damage restoration, Lancaster County

A wild wind storm sent a towering oak tree crashing into the roof and gable end of the historic Donegal Presbyterian Church, crushing nearly a third of the roof and crumbling a sizable hole in the thick, stone, gable wall. The gable wall was re-laid and stuccoed. The roof structure was dismantled and reconstructed using vintage framing materials, mortise-&-tenon joinery, and hand-split cedar shakes. The unique “basket handle”-top chimneys were re-built. The sanctuary’s plaster ceiling and walls were repaired and painted, and the carpeting was professionally cleaned. And we did it all ahead of schedule and under budget!