Assumption Church has been removed from the national historic endangered list. It was first added to the list in 2015.
In making the decision, the National trust said: The Our Lady of Assumption Restoration Plan is currently in Phase 2 of 4. Phase 1, successfully completed in 2019, included a new copper roof, a new hot water heating system, asbestos removal and other high-priority projects focused on stabilizing the structure. Assumption Church returned to full time use in September 2019.
Phase 2, focusing on restoring the church’s interior, began in July 2020 and remains underway despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phases 3 and 4 will address the exterior and the Sacristy/Chapel.
The goal is for restoration to be completed well in time to celebrate the church’s tricentennial anniversary in 2028.
This work will not just bring an important heritage building back to life, it will also confirm the importance of this architectural masterpiece to Windsor-Essex and to Canada.
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