Temple Freda Restoration Project
Phase I-B (Ongoing)
The foundation will be supplemented with a steel beam to improve its load bearing capacity.
ROOF AND CEILING
During phase I-A, temporary work on the roof stopped the water damage in the building. However, a new permanent roof will still need to be installed.
The roof also needs improvement of the trusses from side-to-side.
The ceiling will need to be completely removed, both to facilitate the roof work and to replace the once elegant, but now dangerously deteriorated pressed metal.
ADDITIONAL BRICK WORK
Some additional structural brick work is needed on the south wall at the east end where an arch is failing.
DOORS AND WINDOWS
The front and rear door systems will be renovated or replaced as appropriate to enhance the weather tightness and security of the building.
A new window will be built and installed at the back of the building; the previous window was destroyed when the brick wall started collapsing.
The south wall at the east end of the building will be renovated.
There is a partition wall behind the ark that separates the sanctuary from a classroom area at the back of the building. This partition wall will be raised back into place as it has shifted some 4" from its original location.
The antique stove, the ark, the pews, and any other furnishings will be removed and stored.
COMPLETION GOAL FOR PHASE I-B
The final goal of Phase I-B is for the "envelope" of the building to be fully secure, allowing renovation of the interior to begin.