Historic Dupont East Church Raises Funds to Restore its Tower
The Church of the Holy City's tower, located at 16th and Corcoran St. NW, is deteriorating. Historic preservation contractors detailed the damage in 2010, which were from termites and a broken drain that deteriorated the 95-foot, 100-year-old tower. However, because of high resin content in the wood framing, the termites hadn't done too much damage. The report, costing $20,000, has led to two matching grants by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Middle Atlantic Association of Swedenborgian Churches, who gave $5,000 each. But the church must raise $20,000 for structural work.