Toledo, OH
<< Back to Project List
Rogers Krajnak Architects, Inc. renovated this landmark church in downtown Toledo which was originally constructed during the Civil War era to accommodate today's liturgical practices. The project received a 2004 Merit Award from the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a 2003 Liturgical Design award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, and a 2003 Build Ohio Award for Renovation from the Association of General Contractors.

The project included the creation of a new place for Baptism in the form of a marble and tile immersion font centered in the gathering area within the nave. On the cross axis of the font is the ambry for the oils used for baptism and the wooden columbarium chapel. In the generous chancel area, the stone altar, brass ambo, restored reredos and reconfigured rood screen are designed to invite the assembly to connect with the action of the liturgy. The new oak plank floor, restored oak wainscot, arched hammerbeams, painted "blue sky" ceiling and the decorative wall stencils add warmth and richness to this beautiful church.