The Mystery and Wonder of our Old First Chandelier

The Mystery and Wonder of our Old First Chandelier

“One of the contractors who put a bid on the ceiling restoration said to me, ‘this church has secrets still to be discovered.’” That quote from Pastor Daniel Meeter confirmed what we had suspected all along. Our sanctuary chandelier is as mysterious as it is beautiful, with a hazy, unclear past. “We don’t know who made it,” Pastor Meeter says. “We don’t know when it […]

Milan Restoration’s Marko Golubovic Brings His Art and Skill To Old First

Milan Restoration’s Marko Golubovic Brings His Art and Skill To Old First

“A few months ago, we did the stations of the Cross for St. Mary’s Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. We completely restored the old church and a couple of ladies walked in and started crying.” This from church restoration artist Marko Golubovic, who is in the process of bringing all of us at Old First to tears as well. His company, Milan Restoration, has been […]

Watch the Lowering of the Old First Chandelier

Watch the Lowering of the Old First Chandelier

Lowering our breathtaking chandelier for cleaning and maintenance is not an event that happens often.  Since Pastor Daniel Meeter’s arrival in 2001, it’s only been lowered three times. In fact, the last lowering, in 2010, is what thankfully led to our discovery that the ceiling needed to be reinforced. The custom-made chandelier, technically called an electro-gasolier, was first installed in the church around 1889. Along […]