First Congregational United Church of Christ
Renovation
Completed

Eau Claire, WI
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Renovation
Completed

Eau Claire, WI

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Ingram Hall: Restoration of a Historic Gathering Space Leaded glass windows, some of them hidden for years, and Prairie School design make this room an architectural and aesthetic treasure to be preserved for future generations. Originally designed by Purcell & Elmslie of Minnepolis, Ingram Hall served as a community social center, primarily for students from nearby Eau Claire High School at Fourth and Grand who came after school and after games in Carson Park to play basketball and attend dances. Today, using all available space, it serves as a meeting room and a dining room. Chancel: An Inclusive Worship Environment Renovation of the chancel creates a setting which lends itself to special worship experiences, such as musicals and dramas. The removal of the choir balcony and the extension of the chancel platform make the chancel larger and the choir area more accessible to all. It also allows choir members to participate more fully in the worship. Chapel: Versatile Worship & Educational Space This sacred space provides a variety of worship and educational opportunities. Provisions have been made for varied seating arrangements, for image projection, for better lighting and sound, and for air conditioning. With this additional flexibility, usage of the room has dramatically increased. Other Facility Improvement Areas Kitchen: stainless steel countertops installed, electrical circuits re-wired and receptacles added, sound from sanctuary is available Foyer: new water fountains, new sub-floor and carpet, wallcovering, trim Library: ceiling lighting improved, new carpet, wallcovering, new doors on cabinets, woodwork refinished Office: some rearrangement of work spaces, larger reception area, new carpet, new ceiling and lights, paint, production room improved Elevator: a two-stop installation provides handicapped access to the lower level, serves also to move freight and furniture


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