The Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, designed in the Gothic Revival style by Boston architect George F. Newton, was constructed in 1906 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The Church needed to improve access between the various levels of the Church/Rectory and the adjacent Demakos Community Center. Trautman Associates conducted a feasibility study to explore various locations to place an elevator and provided design services. Due to limited space availability, a handicapped-accessible LULA (Limited Use Limited Access) elevator was selected.
Installation of the four-stop elevator required construction of a 650 SF addition. Related scope included interior renovations, an elevator machine room, and the addition of a second floor link to access the second floor of the Rectory and for future access to the second floor of the Demakos Community Center. The elevator was located between the existing stone Rectory and the brick/concrete block Community Center. In addition to the shaft construction, a new second story “link” was constructed above the existing first floor corridor. The elevator shaft was constructed to match the existing brick at the community center, while the second floor link was constructed as a well-lit window wall facing the west parking area.