Meetings began with interested parties again in 1998 about beginning a second stage of the restoration of the Quarry Chapel. In April of 2000, the College Township Trustees resolved to support the new Quarry Chapel Restoration Society in its ongoing maintenance and restoration of the chapel. After preliminary estimates, appraisals, and bids, work began in the spring of 2001.
Here are some of the major renovation items that have been accomplished between 1998 and 2009 by the Restoration Society:
Removal of the floor, wainscoting, and all debris.
Repair of the cracked main arch and deteriorating east wall and the west wall over the cellar entrance.
New window frames for all windows. New stone window and door sills replaced old wooden ones.
Interior and exterior tuck pointing done in all sections of the chapel and around the windows.
Interior concrete wall in sacristy removed and stone repaired.
New ceiling, floor, door frames and new door were installed in the sacristy.
New ceiling trusses were built to support the roof, roof was repaired (post tree damage, and slates were replaced).
Bell tower cleaned out, rebuilt and painted.
Bishop’s oak for floor and pews donated, milled and cut tongue and groove for the floor.
Concrete piers poured, subfloor laid with 34 tons of sand beneath.
New oak floor built in the nave, steps and new floor built in the sanctuary.
20 pews were built from a composite of wood from an area church using mahogany and Bishop?s oak.
All new stained glass windows installed: six side windows, the large sanctuary window (pictured here), and two sacristy windows.