First Baptist Church

Client  |  Cambridge Community Fellowship Church
Project Location  |  Cambridge, MA
Date of Completion  |  August 2016
Project Size  |  26,000 s.f.
Budget  |  $2 million

Constructed in 1881, the First Baptist Church is a significant historical landmark in the City of Cambridge. Long term deferred maintenance resulted in significant deterioration of the historic building fabric. Wessling Architects was hired to perform a thorough investigation and documentation of ongoing deterioration, and make recommendations for appropriate phased restoration of the exterior and interior. The historic structures report included documentation of existing conditions, options for reuse strategies, building code evaluations of the existing structure, options for historically sensitive code upgrades, and prioritized budgets for restoration.