GROVE CITY —
Tower Presbyterian Church broke ground Sept. 11 for its $650,000 elevator project -- and construction has since been under way.
Located on South Broad Street in Grove City, the church has long realized the need to allow people from all walks of life access to every floor of its beautiful building.
The historic church has four levels with many stairs.
At the lowest level of the church is Williamson Hall, Fithian Chapel and the church kitchen. The main level is the church sanctuary. The third and fourth floors are where Sunday school classrooms and offices are located.
Without elevator access, Tower believes it is not fulfilling its mission to bring the word of Christ to all people. The new elevator will open the church to visitors, new members and accommodate its faithful who have difficulty using stairs.
Ligo Architects drew up the plans for the elevator. There will also be a covered driveway and closed entry built at the College Avenue side of the church for easy access to the elevator during inclement weather.
Wallace Builders has begun construction on the project, which should take approximately five months to finish.
Information contributed by Tower Presbyterian Church member George Elliot. Published Oct. 15, 2011 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.