Trinity Episcopal Church
Columbus, OH
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Trinity Episcopal Church prominently located on the corner of East Broad Street and South Third Street on Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio was founded in 1817. This historic structure originally constructed in 1869 was renovated in 2006 in preparation for hosting the national General Convention. The project included air conditioning the nave, a space that had not been air conditioned for over 135 years. Traditionally, the church invited daily visitors inside by propping open the front doors onto the plaza facing the Statehouse. Since the renovation included the air conditioning of the nave, an inner pair of glass doors was installed to allow the exterior wood doors to remain propped open. The interior arched doorway in the narthex was widened so that all who walk by can continue to see the activities occurring within.

The nave was renewed with polychromatic paint finishes on the plaster columns, arches, vaults and walls. The carpet aisle runners and plywood floor patches were removed. The nave's oak plank flooring was repaired and refinished. The lighting system was upgraded to allow for more flexibility and control of lighting levels and scenes.

Accessibility was improved by widening existing doorways, installing a new accessible restroom and constructing a new exterior ramp to the Parish House. The stone walls, iron railings and lampposts of the new ramp harmonize with the exterior of the historic church.