Steve Yeaton, senior minister of First Christian Church, Columbus, Ind., shared a PowerPoint file of the evolution of a Skylight repair project at the church.
The skylight is positioned above the sanctuary—the baptistery, specifically—and provides that room with natural light; it is an original part of the 1942 church, known internationally for its Modern architectural design. Unfortunately, the skylight had serious water damage and was leaking. The skylight ultimately was repaired for $166,000—more than was anticipated, according to church elder Steve Wiggins.
The skylight project was deemed the most pressing repair needed by an architectural engineering firm that performed a comprehensive review of the church in 2014-15.