CLINTON, N.Y. – Work continues on the renovation of the steeple at Hamilton College, a structure that’s nearly 200 years old.
A preservation architect and construction contractor were hired to work on the $3 million upgrade project.
“It's being refined, obviously different materials, better materials on the inside,” said Roger Wakeman, associate vice president of Facilities and planning at Hamilton College. “The effort overall is to reuse as much of the material as we can and where we have to replace it, to be true to the original intent, the original materials and the original architecture.”
The project is expected to be complete by October.
This is just the fifth time the steeple has had to be renovated since it was built in 1827.