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July 2021 Update
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Here's What's Happening Right Now

 

Metal work around the cathedral and rectory has been COMPLETED.

Cathedral stucco repair and painting has been COMPLETED.

Rectory stucco repair and window replacement begins.

We are in need of supporters for these projects.  Did you know that the cost of repairing the stucco and a fresh coat of paint for both buildings is over $215,000?

If you want to be a part of the group that restored this sacred temple and historic landmark, make your donation today. Don't be left out of participating in this important work and being one of the supporters who help this temple stand proud for another 100 years!

Metal around window during restoration.
Metal around window during restoration.
Metal around window during restoration.

This project has been in the works for many years, however, its completion is right around the corner!

Don't miss your chance to become a donor.
Don't miss your chance to provide an offering to this worthy cause.
Don't miss your chance to forever become one who preserved the temple St. John constructed for all to glorify God in till the end of the world.
 
There is still time!, but not much. Donate today. Thank you.
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Did you know that you could create your own profile for giving? This even includes recurring transactions, all at your finger tips.

  • Click the button below
  • Select "Building and Restoration Fund"
  • Insert how much you would like to give
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Even small amounts of money given consistently make a big difference for our projects.

June 2021 Update
Metal Restoration is Near Completion, Stucco Work Begins
Metal Restoration is Near Completion, Stucco Work Begins
Metal Restoration is Near Completion, Stucco Work Begins
Here's What's Happening Right Now
  • Metal work around the cathedral and rectory is almost COMPLETE
  • Stucco on the North side of the cathedral is being repaired
  • Stucco on the East side of the cathedral is being repaired

We are in need of supporters for these projects. The cost of restoring the ornamental metal work is over $188,000

If you want to be a part of the group that restored this sacred temple and historic landmark, make your donation today. Don't be left out of participating in this important work and being one of the supporters who help this temple stand proud for another 100 years!

I keep reading about "metal work."  WHAT IS THAT??

Good question! The trim that surrounds the buildings, mainly around the roof and around the windows are all metal. The metal work is an important aspect of the cathedral décor which is what makes it a classic Louis Sullivan design.

Over the past several decades, this metal has been completely rusted out, or has even gone missing. In cases where the metal work cannot be restored, replicated ornamentation is being installed. This method has been approved by the Landmarks commission of the City of Chicago to preserve the integrity of Sullivan's trademark work.

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Make Your Help Automatic!

Did you know that you could create your own profile for giving?   This even includes recurring transactions all at your finger tips.

  • Click the button below
  • Select "Building and Restoration Fund"
  • Insert how much you would like to give
  • Click "Recurring"

Even small amounts of money given consistently make a big difference for our projects.

CLICK HERE to make a recurring donation.

May 2021 Update
Holy Trinity Rectory
Holy Trinity Rectory
Holy Trinity Rectory
Here's What's Happening Right Now

The paper work continues, but the actual restoration work begins!

  • Samples of stucco were taken from both buildings
  • Paint is being produced
  • Metal work around the cathedral is being restored

We are in need of supporters for these projects.

The cost of restoring the ornamental metal work is over $188,000

If you are excited about what is happening, consider making a donation. If you're REALLY excited about what is happening, make a donation and pass this along to others who like to see things getting done.

Thanks to our donors, in the past 9 months Holy Trinity Cathedral has been able to raise over $30,000 toward our goal of $85,000!

Make Your Help Recurring!

Did you know that you could create your own profile for giving? This even includes recurring transactions all at your finger tips.

  • Click the button below
  • Select "Building and Restoration Fund"
  • Insert how much you would like to give
  • Click "Recurring"

Even small amounts of money given consistently make a big difference for our projects.

April 2021 Update - WE DID IT! The Paint Cost is Covered!

BIG NEWS FOR APRIL

  • Weather delays - Metal work pushed back to mid May
  • We raised over $35K in only 10 months

WHAT DOES IT MEAN - This means May will be a busy month for the ornate metal work around the cathedral. Once this project is started, the metal crew will not leave until it is completed.

The $35K is the original estimated cost of the paint for our cathedral. We have reached a major milestone and this now allows us to focus on raising additional funds for the stucco.

RECENT EXPENSES
Main Contractor - $100,000 1 of 4 payments
Metal Work - $47,955 1 of 4 payments
Permits - $1,000

UPCOMING EXPENSES
Main Contractor - $300,000
Metal Work - $143,865 

HOW CAN I HELP?! - We still have well over $50K to raise for this project to be completed. If you are excited about this summer project, please, make any size donation to help us with our goals. 

March 2021 Update
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Contracts Signed! First Payments Sent!

Holy Trinity Cathedral has signed contracts and sent off the first payments. Meetings were also held with the contractors to work out a schedule.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

This means that the wheels are turning and work is beginning! At this moment, the new windows for the Rectory building are being manufactured. The windows are estimated to take 6 to 12 weeks to manufacture and install.  Missing metal work is also being studied and refabricated.

Recent Expenses

Main Contractor - $100,000 1 of 4 payments
Metal Work - $47,955 1 of 4 payments
Permits - $1,000

WHAT IS NEXT?

The next part is continuing to work with the city to finalize the incoming grant.

HOW CAN I HELP?

You are already helping just by reading this!  Sharing this page with a friend or posting it on your social media accounts asking for help is another way to draw attention to this exciting project.  Please become a donor today.



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