SOUTH MAIN BAPTIST CHURCH, HOUSTON
Located in Houston’s developing Midtown, South Main Baptist Church has a vibrant and growing congregation rooted deep in the history of Houston. Established in 1903, the church built its Romanesque-style Sanctuary in 1930. The scope of MHP’s work included restoring the beautifully painted ceiling in the Sanctuary, improving the acoustical qualities of the room for a new pipe organ, expanding the Chancel to provide space for orchestral performances, adding new performance and congregational lighting, and installing a discreet new sound system. A new wood floor replaced red carpet in the Nave and a stone floor replaced red carpet on the expanded Chancel. The renovation of the Fellowship Hall, located below the Sanctuary, included restoration of the original cast iron columns, which had been wrapped in sheetrock, and reconfiguration of the ductwork to expose the full height of the original windows.