First Lutheran Church Location: Cincinnati, OH Schedule: June 2017 – April 2018 Cost: $496,000 Type of Project: Masonry Restoration Client: First English Evangelical Lutheran Church This historic Over-the-Rhine church, dedicated on May 12, 1895, was far from its glory days. Half of the limestone needed to be replaced and sanded to match the original stone. The south entrance facing Washington Park needed repairs, too, including new stone lettering above the entryway. SSRG worked closely with the church to get a keen understanding of the client’s needs. We even designed unique work site signage that incorporated the identities of both SSRG and First Lutheran. In 2018, the facade restoration project was finally completed. The towers of plastic and metal were lifted away to reveal … a beautiful old church. The folks at First Lutheran Church didn’t want to dramatically change anything about their 121-year-old home, so everything is improved, but not necessarily new.