Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Trustees property updates
The trustees meet monthly to manage property maintenance and improvement needs of First Church. Some projects are listed below.
After over 100 years, windows from the church building on the corner of Second Avenue and Monroe are back at First Church. When First Church moved to its present location in 1952, the windows were given as a gift to Good Samaritan Hospital (now named Banner Good Samaritan). When Banner Samaritan remodeled their chapel, we had the opportunity to reclaim the windows. Barbara Dean recalls placing candles on each of the window sills for her wedding to Clayton Dean, “a few years ago.” The installation of the windows, The Window’s Journey plaque and security precautions are a gift to the church from the Dean family.
Our parking lot needed resurfacing, which was not in the budget. The Trustees reprioritized projects and made plans to do the resurfacing. At the same time, the Trustees expressed their hopes and dreams about enhancing our parking lot with irrigated trees and accent lighting. With special gifts to the capital campaign, including a bequest from the estate of Eva Felton, we were able to realize our vision in the north parking lot.
The sitting area outside Centennial Room has needed upgrading, particularly after the hard freeze last year. A gift from Sam Mardian in memory of his wife, Lucy, enabled us to improve this area of the campus.