HUDSON — Friends of the First Presbyterian Church announced the launch of a new campaign Feb. 9 to raise funds to stabilize and restore the 181-year-old historic landmark.
Stabilizing the existing Warren Street structure will cost between $50,000 and $100,000 and to completely restore the structural integrity of the roof will require substantially more, according to a statement released Thursday by Friends of the First Presbyterian Church.
The congregation learned it had to vacate the premises last November, when engineers Ryan Briggs and Clark Davis issued a report warning that the church roofing framework had deteriorated significantly, according to the statement.
The report noted church roof rafters and beams had become detached from exterior load bearing walls and other beams were no longer solid after 180 years of stress, settling and moisture, according to the statement.
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