St. Paul's Malden Under Construction
Construction is under way at St.Paul's Malden to restore the liturgical west front of the church. The facade is perhaps the most familiar to residents of Malden, Massachusetts as it faces busy Florence Street just outside of Malden Center. The project is funded by a matching grant from the Massachusetts Historical Preservation Fund, the second grant the church has won in its ten plus year struggle to save the historic Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Goodhue designed English Gothic church. The architecture is an important example of Cram's mid-size village church. Originally seen as the centerpiece of a large complex of buildings including a Parish Hall, Rectory and bell tower, the church was never completed. The original church expected to be used temporarily as the Parish hall is still extant adjacent to the Cram and Goodhue Sanctuary.
The construction of the church is of Qunicy granite with cast stone trim and over the years the cast stone has been deteriorating. This project will restore some of the cast stone pieces and remake those that were too deteriorated to save. Due to be complete in June this project complements the previous roof and flashing restoration completed two years ago also with matching grant assistance from Mass Historic.