South Methodist Church Manchester, CT


A stair at the rear entrance to the South Methodist Church, Manchester CT, was structurally unsafe and not compliant with any current building codes. The stair had a lot of interest as it was often used as a setting for wedding photographs for the bride and groom.


To engineer and build a new stair after removing the unsafe one. The new stair and railing had to comply with today’s building codes and closely mimic the original one. The Joseph Gnazzo Company of Union Connecticut hired Cassidy Bros. Forge to carefully measure the octagonal wall it wrapped around and engineer a new model to fit precisely onto the existing concrete gussets. The new model was requested to be fabricated from steel and galvanized.