August 3, 2017 Good City

Tryon Construction Begins

Workers from Clayton Construction are laying out the foundation for new bathrooms and a lobby enclosure at Tryon Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary.

Summer has been busy at the church campus, as the team works to complete the new building. The church sanctuary was donated by Frank McGregor in 1958 and designed by local architects Shannon Meriweather and Holland Brady. Its design included nautical references that honored McGregor’s sister, who died at sea en route to France while serving with the American Red Cross during World War I.

The new project is intended to preserve much of the original design. Good City Architects’ design will simplify the platform to allow greater flexibility, update finishes and lighting and improve access for members and visitors. The church plans to have construction complete in the fall.

This article appeared in the Tryon Daily Bulletin August 3, 2017.