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Magnificent -1904 Church



First Baptist Church of Middletown, Ohio






Ready for Reconstruction

$  75,000 + Shipping & Handling


ResErections has a complete historic 1904 White Bedford Limestone church available for immediate delivery anywhere in the USA.  Damaged by a fire and abandoned,  ResErections was employed to disassemble it, recovering the stone shell while saving Middletown, Ohio $ 100,000 in demolition costs.  ResErections has already been paid for the work of disassembly, so the price above is a huge bargain.


ResErections, Inc. specializes in documenting, marketing and disassembling architecturally unique and historic stone structures that can be reconstructed on sites where the investment results in the creation of new real estate wealth.  We save magnificent endangered historic buildings from demolition.


First, the church was laser scanned by 3D Engineering Solutions of Cincinnati.   Recent developments in Laser Imaging and Measurement and AutoCad and BIM - (building information modeling) architectural software has made the complex task of disassembly, relocation, and accurate reconstruction of buildings practical. 


The hardest part of the job of saving this church is already done.  Disassembly took 7 months.  All of the stone is packed in pallets and stored in a warehouse.  There is 30 Gigabytes of laser scan data and 5000 thousand photographs stored online with Google that allow precise reconstruction of the building.  It will take about 25 flatbed truckloads to move the 400 tons of fine limestone to its destination, requiring 15,000 sqft of warehouse space.  It is ready to ship now. 


The original stained glass windows are available from BeauVerre -Riordan, experts in conservation and restoration of historic stained glass in a separate negotiation.









This church was constructed of the finest materials of the age.  The building is pure white Bedford Salem Limestone, laid in a rock faced random ashlar pattern. The stone on the left shows the soot of the fire.  A mild chemical wash cleans the stone, returning it to a pure white. Arches, window walls and capstones are finished limestone  There are four arched doorways, nine major stained windows, and several pillars.   Purchase of the stone today would cost several million dollars

ResErections Does Not Reconstruct.  Established construction and engineering firms employed by the buyer provide professional expertise in reconstruction.  The buyer's Architect and Construction Contractors control all activities at the TO-BE site. 






Constructed of white Bedford Limestone, the finest stone building material, the stones are randomly shaped and laid in no apparent pattern, and must be relaid in the same position.  Reconstruction will require great care.  To achieve the desired precision, the building was photographed and laser scanned by 3D Engineering, providing accurate dimensions to within 1/7 inch.  The white balls in the entrance allow alignment of images.




Disassembly required heavy equipment to handle the stones, ranging from 50 to 2,500 pounds each.








On the wall                                                                  In the pallet box   





















Recovering the columns from the pulpit stage - No problems .. No Damage


Finally, we demolished the remainder of the building and reclaimed the site. 







        Day 1                                             7 Months Later



We completed disassembly of the church, recycled metal and brick, landfilled the debris, filled the excavation with earth, planted grass, and turned the site into a small park that will benefit Middletown's historic district.


Several Videos & Pages of Church disassembly

Make this place your Home  -  Project Startup 

Daily Work - Disassembling the church

FlyThrough -  Laser Scan by 3D Engineering Solutions

Production - - Summer - Original Web Page

                                 Fall - Original Web Page

                   Winter - Original Web Page

Principal Suppliers &Vendors:    Click image to visit their sites.


         Laser Scanning 



      Stained Glass Preservation 


        Economic Development




Architect renderings of church campus 





A sketch of church dimensions ... the sanctuary, bell tower, and offices.  Not shown to the left of the sketch was a large gymnasium with office space, kitchens, dining room, etc. destroyed by the fire.  the entire outside of the building was white limestone. 


ResErections has several other American Castles for relocation  -  click the image to view.





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