We can add one more thing to our gratitude lists this Thanksgiving! Two of the three front (11th Street) doors and frames have been replaced, in spite of the rainy weather.
The panels on the doors are like the original doors installed in 1901; the glass will allow additional light in the narthex as well as visibility of people approaching the door from either side. The original historic doors were wood; these are metal for durability. Their color was chosen to match the patina of the steeple.
The third, center set of doors will be replaced next week, weather permitting. The stairs are slated for concrete repair, too. That work is also weather-dependent, requiring enough warmth for the concrete to cure. We’re hopeful it can be done before winter sets in!