By Janine Sutton

Restoring the arch, fence, and granite at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery is almost complete. Archa Technology, a restoration company, successfully cleaned off years of paint, graffiti, and dirt from the granite base that runs along the perimeter of the property. Archa used a non-abrasive chemical cleaning material combined with a power washing to restore the granite to its original condition.

Left block: The granite prior to restoration.  Right block: Years of grime have been removed.

The wooden structures act as placeholders for the fence and gate.

The gate and fence are in the process of being restored and painted off-site. Check back in a couple of weeks to see the completion of this project!