Zion Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, was founded Aug. 6, 1854, in Akron, Ohio, with a
congregation of 15 families. The congregation grew, and in 1877,
the church moved from its original building to a new larger High
Gothic Revival-style building that features a prominent steeple
reaching 130 feet. The church continues to operate in this
Zion Lutheran Church's steeple reaches 130
When the building's roof started leaking, the church hired
Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects Ltd., Akron, to
figure out what repairs were needed. After determining the building
needed a new slate roof, the architect referred The Durable Slate
Co., Columbus, Ohio, to the project.
"We were asked to present a proposal to the church based on the
specifications and drawings that were provided," says Gary Howes,
The Durable Slate Co.'s executive vice president. "We also were
asked to provide ideas and solutions to enhance the...
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