Cupola Replacement at Russell Library

Cupola Replacement at Russell Library

Church Specialties of Poultney, Vermont coordinated the restoration project of replacing the cupola atop the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. Working with restoration experts, Church Specialties had a new cupola designed, built and lifted into place atop the historic landmark. The new replacement cupola is fabricated of maintenance-free aluminum and looks exactly like the original which had deteriorated beyond repair.

Replacement Cupola Retains Original Character

Cupola Installed Russell Library Middletown
The newly installed replacement cupola at Russell Library.

This beautiful building has quite a bit of history attached. It was built in 1834 as Christ Episcopal Church, in the Greek Revival style, remodeled in Gothic Revival, and reopened as a public library in 1876. The building is a contributing property of the Broad Street Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Russell Library Original Cupola Close Up
Close-up of the original cupola on Russell Library.
Russell Library Original Cupola
View of the original cupola prior to replacement with new replica cupola at russell Library, Middletown, CT.

 

 

As you see by comparing to the image above, the replica retains the original character of this handsome library located in the historic district of Middletown, Connecticut.