Contractors are working meticulously to repair and preserve Duchesne’s historic chapel.
Standing on mechanical lifts, workers examine and repair imperfections and damage in the plaster on the walls and ceiling of Duchesne’s chapel.
The process is time and labor-intensive because of the school’s insistence that the chapel remains true to the original design intent of its architect, the renowned Thomas Kimball.
New lights embedded in the ceiling compliment the existing pendant lights to provide the sanctuary with additional light.
After the plaster work was completed painters applied fresh paint carefully selected by the preservation team. These hues highlight the unique architectural features of the chapel and honor the history of Duchesne and the RSCJ in America.
Behind the altar, workers renovate the sacristy to provide more space for visiting priests to prepare for mass, along with additional storage.
They have also lengthened a ramp behind the altar to provide accessibility to areas behind the altar, including the sacristy.