Spurwink Church

The Town of Cape Elizabeth owns the Spurwink Church located on the banks of the Spurwink River in the Riverside Memorial Cemetery. Built in 1802 and subsequently altered many times, the church is a blend of Federal Era, Greek and Gothic Revival architecture. The Town hired John and Al to assess existing conditions and design a new stable foundation and underdrains, restore the belfry, and restore interior plasterwork, faux wood grain paint and double-hung window sash. Work also included exterior fa├žade restoration, shutter restoration, storm and screen door design and entry ramp design. The belfry work included zinc-copper work cladding and flashings and bell yoke restoration. All work had to conform to sensitive site constraints including adjacent cemetery, historic stone wall and abutting roadways.