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Lake Harriet Spiritual Community






Minneapolis, MN


25,000 SF






National Register Nomination
Legacy Grant
Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Community Engagement

Located in the heart of Minneapolis's historic Linden Hills neighborhood, the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community embraces its role as a guardian of a historic church turned spiritual haven. This non-profit organization, dedicated to community well-being, enlisted AWH Architects to embark on a transformative journey—one that honors the past while preparing for a vibrant future.

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community took a significant step in preserving its heritage by partnering with AWH Architects. The collaboration commenced with a National Registration Nomination, a testament to the commitment to safeguarding the spiritual and architectural legacy embodied by this historic center.

Beyond architectural prowess, AWH Architects provided invaluable guidance in the form of a Conditions Assessment Report. The collaboration extended to consultation on grants and funding avenues, ensuring that the organization could address immediate maintenance needs and devise a comprehensive restoration plan for sustained vibrancy.

AWH Architects recently completed an Exterior Restoration Package, made possible by a Legacy Grant. This meticulous endeavor encompassed a thorough examination of every exterior facet—the roof, original lead glass windows, masonry, exterior stairs, railings, and doors. Historic research played a pivotal role, determining the original configuration of doors, wood fascia boards, historic slate roof, and even identifying a modern replacement for the skylight crowning the main dome.

Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, in collaboration with AWH Architects, is not merely restoring a structure; it is safeguarding a sacred space that has witnessed generations of shared stories and spiritual journeys. This restoration isn't just about bricks and mortar; it's a commitment to nurturing a sense of community, fostering spiritual growth, and ensuring that this historic gem continues to inspire for generations to come.

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