For more information please call Kit Burton at (530) 701-2639 or Kathleen Smith at (916) 838-2757. 

Repair the structural issues

Repair/replace existing front door

Protect the entire front building face with new siding

Repair/replace the bell cupola

Attach a new pre-fabricated spire to the top of the cupola.

To determine the most appropriate and cost-effective method of making the structural repairs we have enlisted the services of a Registered Structural Engineer who has given us a proposal to prepare plans and specifications for the design work for a total of $12,000.

Completing the Restoration of the Front Exterior of the Historic  Church

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To help us fund this engineering design work a friend of SCRFI has generously offered to pay half of the engineering cost, and the remaining $6,000 must be provided by SCRFI.  As is probably obvious, because of a very wet winter, time is of the essence.  It is our task to raise $6,000 quickly so that we can begin the next restoration phase as soon as possible.

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Because of the way the bell tower was originally constructed and because portions of it have been open to the weather, there are some areas containing damaged wood that may need to be either repaired or replaced.  These structural repairs must be made before any other part of our new project can be accomplished.  Much of this work must be done at unusual height and requires special expertise

 is the next goal for the Smartsville Church Restoration Fund, Inc.   In the past several years we have constructed a new reinforced concrete foundation for the bell tower and we have constructed a new front porch and steps with beautiful Victorian hand railing.  However beautiful this work may be, portions of the bell tower are open to weather and protection of the front of the building is urgently needed.