Callahan & Freeman’s solution for a major renovation to an existing 7,118 SF historical sanctuary includes re-establishing the original configuration of the sanctuary. The existing fellowship hall is converted into nurseries and restrooms while the sanctuary receives a total renovation. The small balcony has been removed along with the acoustical ceiling (which had been added years ago when the building was initially air conditioned). Above the acoustical ceiling is a beautiful wood ceiling which is completely restored. New structural decorative trusses are added to minimize columns in the sanctuary space. The character of the existing stone and composition roof materials is retained, and a mechanical room is added which blends in with the original palette. The exposed ceiling and natural lighting enhance the space.