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Original Wall Stencils.                                         Peanut pattern in stone          



City Parking lot used to stage truckload           Carpentry used to build containers.


The Bell Tower is coming down ..  Last of the Big Stones.



Pallet 1                                   Pallet 2 & 3                                      Pallet 4         

Gettin the Rocks Off   ....  One Days Work  


                           Pedro                                42,000 pounds to Texas 


             Roof coming off                                                                    Columns


Stones on the south side of the bell tower have much more weathering than other walls.


 Day 1 - 4 Pallets                        Day 2 - 4 Pallets                         Day 3 - 5 pallets


Purlins                                          Stone Removal                           1904 Numbered Stones


Truck # 8 Loading

Day 4 - North Tower wall 1/2 done


Roof Debris                                                   Clean Sanctuary Work Area

Rented back yard of neighboring house



With the roof panels gone, can prepare to lift the trusses.

First, the atrium and west wall have to be removed.


Disassembling the north and south atrium walls.


And the main west wall.


The original church door.  The archway entrance is complex. Stone TD36 is a single stone. 

Palletizing these shaped stones will be challenging.


Stone removal tools .. The long T-head crowbar is crucial to fast stone removal. 

 Jauquin building pallets.  Carpentry is a big portion of shipping stone.  Panels for pallets.


Corrugated used to separate layers of stone, and straw to buffer them.

When the atrium and west wall are removed, we will remove enough of the floor of the sanctuary to allow the high lift to enter the building and lift the trusses one at a time for disassembly.



The west wall arch was removed after recovering the large Gothic window frame.


West wall removed.  Main entry support to prevent collapse as key stones are removed.



Big Window Frame  ...  Removing Keystone .. Note Arch Support Deformation


Arch top stones removed   ...   Complex Stone shapes


Hand built Pallets for Archway Stones                                 Atrium Windows                        



Arch Stones                                                             Bell Tower Corner Stones



Atrium and West Wall removed                          Access to Trusses and Sanctuary                          


Truss # 1 in motion


Truss # 1 Disassembly


Disassembled Truss                                                  Buttress Truss Footing Stone


Truss 2                                                                             Truss turnbuckle 


           Work site is getting very crowded ... Moving all inventory to the parking lot.       


Wet weather makes tight space a swamp


Plenty of room and solid work surface in parking lot.    Atrium has been removed and road carved to get trusses.


Debris is used as platform for high lift to reach the trusses           The high lift in action.                                



Remaining stone ... Smokestack, inside the Bell Tower, 4 arched doorways and a few buttresses.



Debris Platform for High Lift to reach Trusses             Third Truss today .. Two more left                    


Disassembling the truss to fit on trucks            Inventory accumulating in paved lot  .. Trusses at far right



The north wall of the bell tower is down           The site today


Bell Tower Archway coming down                                     Key Stone                                 






Side Lot                                                                       Disassembled Trusses


Trusses connected in center                                                                 Covered Trusses                

After 10 weeks of polar vortex snow and freezing temps, we finally were able to get back to work on March 3, 2014.  After work in December, we were 97% complete with recovery of all components except the below items. We have three short stone walls, arched doorways, a false truss, three buttresses, stained glass, six columns, elaborate window frames, the foundation stones, and lots of wood joists and beams to recover...



Window frames and Stained Glass.


Six heavy Bedford Limestone Columns - base, column, and caps.


Removing the false truss


Final Bell tower walls - note bracing on doorway arch to allow safe removal.


YI - bell tower inside - W2 - 2nd pallet from west wall.              Polar Vortex Relief.           



        VIDEO of the Pulpit Roof coming down ... Saving the Columns.




Recovering the columns from the pulpit stage - No problems .. No Damage


The last column                                                         Carpentry work area 


False Truss                                                            Final window frame


We are done with the recovery of stone and artifacts from the church .. ready for final demolition.



We completed disassembly of the church on March 17th and removed the remainder of the building, recycled metal and brick, landfilled the debris, filled the excavation with earth, planted grass, and turned the site into a small park that will benefit Middletown's historic district.


Final demolition at Work ...  The wall is Gone !


Clearing out the church basement.  The church lot required 1,200 cubic yards of good earth fill



Finally, we had to repair the back yard of the neighbor house.


We cleared the city parking lot, moving all of the reclaimed stone and wood pallets to a local warehouse where it can be classified and prepared for shipment when needed at a much lower cost than space in Texas.




Palletized stone, wood, trusses, windows, columns, everything.



Finally ... the last big rental bills go back to Equipment Depot



Day 1                                                                                 7 months later



The Team


Frank,  John,  Lee,  Brian,  Aaron  Pedro,  Joaquin,  Will




How ResErections got into this business ... 



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