Traditional Architecture, Design and Documentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Photo's - St. Paul's Church

Even before construction is complete, we are already hearing tremendous feedback regarding St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio.   It's nice to hear this project called a "masterpiece" from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus. 

Here are the latest photo's of the project: 

Looking at Choir Loft

View from Dome looking down on Altar steps and Baptismal Font in distance

View of Altar

The 38,000 square foot church will seat between 1450-1650 people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

St. Paul "Finial" Touches

The Finials have been installed at St. Paul's the Apostle in Westerville, Ohio.

The finials are made of copper covered with gold leaf.  You can see in the photo below, the top of the finial has gold leaf applied, the bottom part still copper. 

The finials were manufactured by Copper Craft out of Texas.  There are a total of two, placed on top both corner side chapels.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

St. Paul Altar of Sacrifice

In less than three months, the new St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio will be dedicated.   The church's new altar of sacrifice is designed by David Meleca - shown below. 

The altar is made of Jerusalem limestone - built by hand in Jerusalem by Jerusalem Gardens Stone Works.  Dimensions are, 8’-10” wide  x 4’-4” deep x 3’-4” high.

The altar will arrive to the U.S. via ship, with each section packed in separate cargo containers.   It will then be assembled at the church in Westerville.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cathedral Steps

Meleca Architecture is assisting in the replacing of the St. Joseph Cathedral steps in downtown Columbus, Ohio. 

East Broad Street Entrance

Main entrance on E. Broad Street

The steps will be replaced using the same material - Columbus limestone.  Below is a close-up of this rare stone.   

North Shore Stone Quarries of northern Ohio is the only company who mines the stone.  It comes from their quarry near Lake Erie.  Columbus limestone is also used in the Ohio Statehouse, which is located just down the street from the Gothic designed Cathedral. 

The steps facing E. Broad Street are scheduled to be completed in time for Easter Service.  The steps facing the east will be completed by May.