INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PRESERVATION

JAMAICA, NY

 

Type: 

1857 Romanesque funerary chapel constructed of brownstone and fieldstone within the 1668 Prospect Cemetery. The chapel and surrounding cemetery are individually designated New York City Landmarks. The project received an Excellence in Historic Preservation Award, 2009 from the Preservation League of New York State.

Scope: 

Fabrication of new stained glass windows using fragments of surviving glass and replica glass. Installation of new doors and windows based on surviving fragments. The exterior portion of the restoration also addressed the deteriorated stone conditions. The project included the introduction of heat and plumbing concealed beneath a new floor. Plaster wall surfaces with their gilded scriptural decorations were in a salvageable condition thus new interior infill finish were installed only as required. The existing wood, plaster, and gilded surfaces were carefully cleaned and restored.

Owner: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Olmstead Center, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Flushing, NY

Agent: Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, 90-04 161 Street, Jamaica, NY

Budget: Withheld.