Built in 1873, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harlem is a granite church on a prominent corner site with massive masonry bearing walls and steeple with a full carillon. Saint Andrew’s was designed by the noted ecclesiastical architect Henry M. Congdon and is an individually designated New York City Landmark.

The figured slate roofs at the aisles, naves, and steeple are remarkable features of the church. A full slate roof replacement along with replacement of the rear flat membrane roofs was included in the scope of work. New sheet metal finial, skylights, perimeter flashings, and gutters were fabricated and installed. All of the roofs, along with perimeter flashing, gutters, and finials were replaced to precisely match the original roof. The work also included localized masonry rebuilding and replacement.

The roof replacement at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church was made possible by funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York Landmarks Conservancy.


Owner: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church

Budget: $800,000

Awards: Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, 2009 The Victorian Society in America Preservation Award, 2009