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Old Leacock Presbyterian Church window restoration, Lancaster County

The congregants at Old Leacock Presbyterian Church welcome one and all, but they draw the line at “critters.” One presumptuous groundhog decided to come inside while the organist was practicing. Unaware of the unusual visitor, she locked the doors when she had finished. Several days later, the doors were re-opened only to reveal the destruction that one imprisoned groundhog can wreak: Six windows and the door had been clawed and gnawed in his attempt to gain freedom. Reproducing the century-old trim profiles, using vintage woods to match the existing, staining the new replacement pieces to match the old color, and then applying the varnish to subtly mimic the years of wear and tear were all part of our job in restoring these windows and door.