Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Emmanuel Church Repairs
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project will repair and stabilize the Emmanuel Church at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park in order to preserve this historic structure for current and future park visitors. The Emmanuel Church, constructed in 1855 is one of the most significant historic structures within Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and is need of significant repairs to the exterior, interior and foundation. All work will follow the recommendations in the Emmanuel Church Conditions Assessment Report (April 2014), chapter 5, pages 64-75.
Prior to the start of work, the park will utilize professionals to remove the leaded glass window above the church's alter, to professionally pack the window for storage and store the window for the duration of the building repair and foundation stabilization work. Once repair and stabilization is complete, professionals will reinstall the window.
To stabilize the church's foundation work will:
Lift the building and install a new poured-in-place concrete foundation with footings drains;
Apply damp-proof coatings to the new concrete foundation and use salvaged stone from the original stacked stone foundation as a veneer on the new foundation;
Install connections between the floor framing and the new foundation;
Grade around perimeter of the church to redirect rain water from the foundation through sloping grades and/or develop a controlled ground gutter or effective drainage system;
Refinish floors, pews and carpet runners; and,
Re-landscape with drought tolerant, low maintenance plants.
Inside the church, work will:
Remove each remaining window and take off-site to complete necessary repairs to window themselves;
Repair/rebuild window sashes and support structures.
Repair/replace all failing boards in the ceiling, attic, loft and floor with in-kind materials;
Repair/replace all dry rot, insect and/or bird damage to the attic, towers and exterior of building with in-kind materials.
Project consists of minor public alterations in the condition of land which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and the maintenance, repair, stabilization, restoration preservation and conservation of historical resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary o the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), weeks and Grimmer.