The Manchester United Methodist Church was honored by the Masonry Institute of St. Louis for its outstanding craftsmanship.

Despite additions built in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the rapidly growing suburban church had exceeded it capacity. The expansion was designed to evoke a Federal/Colonial style that integrates with the original masonry chapel and sanctuary, built in 1856. It also provides a new 1200-seat sanctuary and education space. The masonry portion of the $7.2 million project was $850,000.

Project Participants
Owner: Manchester United Methodist Church, St. LouisArchitect: Gale A. Hill Associates, Inc., St. LouisGeneral Contractors: C. Rallo Contracting Co., Inc., St. LouisMasonry Contractor: Leonard Masonry, Hazelwood, Mo.