In collaboration with UF College of Architecture, Prayers By Faith Ministry, Donors, and the Gainesville community, the project will be
completed in three phases.
We've been working with the congregation over the last year to help preserve and imagine what this building could be.
UF Historic Preservation Program Director
Archival and historical research
Building documentation using terrestrial laser scanning
Historic American Building Survey Drawings (in process)
Preliminary existing conditions assessment
National Register of Historic Places nomination (to be reviewed by the Florida Division of Historical Resources on February 4, 2021)
Temporary roof tarp donated and installed by Perry Roofing
Tenting building and treating termites (funds in place; planning underway)
Temporary repairs to windows and exterior envelope (TBD)
Inventory and pack existing artifacts in building (TBD)
UF School of Architecture design studio (Spring 2022)
Community workshop and design charrette to identify needs and uses (Spring 2022)
Historic Structure Report prepared by UFHP (TBD) – planning document
Rehabilitation and adaptive use designs – architectural and engineering services (TBD)
Exhibition materials for interpreting local Civil Rights history and building (TBD)
Creation of an organization to oversee the building and its reconstruction (Spring 2022)
Strategic and operational plan for new organization and repurposed building (TBD)
The construction work to rehabilitate and repurpose the building will be organized into multiple phases and implemented as funding is secured.