FUTURE NEEDS

Ongoing stewardship of the edifice Mrs. Eddy gifted to First Church of Christ, Scientist in Concord, NH, has been a priority for members since its construction in 1903. Despite significant edifice-related expenditures during the past one hundred years to  maintain the integrity of the building, recurring repairs and obsolescence of building systems and materials created the need for a preventative maintenance plan. A renowned historical preservation architect was hired in 2006 to guide members through the preservation process.  Professionals were hired to conduct structural, electrical and mechanical engineering studies of the building.  The resulting reports, were  extremely useful in establishing priorities for necessary preservation work, and also revealed the need for overhauling outdated systems to  bring the edifice into compliance with current building codes. 

FUTURE NEEDS 

 ORGANIZED BY LOCATION OF WORK 

NEEDED TO BE DONE

EXTERIOR

  • Perimeter drainage solutions; landscape on north side of church, replacing asphalt
  • Repair and clean places where repointing cement has leached and run down sides of granite

  • Design and replace existing patio between church and Sunday School building

  • Add ramp with side railings from driveway on south side of patio to the Sunday School door using specific ADA standards.

INTERIOR

  • Air flow and circulation improvements 

  • Plumbing and sanitary waste pipe replacement