First Church – Northampton

First Churches Northampton MA 050

Project Details

Client:   First Churches of Northampton
Location:   Northampton, MA
SqFt: 2000+ ft2
Year Completed:   2012

Project Description

Built in 1826, First Churches in Northampton, MA, is an iconic building in the heart of the town that was in desperate need of repair. Five Star completed a historic renovation of the church, painstakingly keeping its celebrated character while making sure the structure was sound. The renovation included installing a new slate roof, repairing the plaster ceiling, recasting decorative plaster medallions, and hiring local artists to repaint gold leaf decorative bands. The 77-foot high curved ceilings required creative scaffolding that was erected around equally curved church pews. Five Star won a Historic Preservation Award for the project.

FEATURES: Complete interior historical restoration and rehab consisting of historically accurate plaster repairs, decorative paint, and new slate roof.