St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Washington, DC

Project Details



Fetterman Associates

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, designed by the firm Renwick, Aspinwall and Russell and built in 1886, includes a main nave, chancel, sacristy, organ chamber, pastor’s study, vestry storage, and three basement storage rooms.

Silman was contracted to investigate the Chancel Arch, which suffered a failure of some plaster moldings on or about the week of October 15th, 2001, which caused several pieces of plaster to fall approximately 20’ to the floor of the Chancel. It was deemed unsafe to continue to use the church. Silman  provided structural engineering services to identify the cause of the failure and stabilization of the building.