EverGreene conservators conducted a historic finishes investigation that uncovered the designs that once adorned the walls and ceiling of Grace Church. Extensive research showed that the Gothic ornament in A.W. Pugin’s “Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament,” closely resembles the style of the decorative painting added to Grace Church in 1866.
The sanctuary was designed to represent a verdant earthly paradise; celestial stars decorate the ceiling between forrest-like wood beam trusses; the medallions accent the spandrels like brightly colored rose windows; the spandrel border is decorated with a repeating vine and floral pattern, an Old Testament symbol of abundance and the trellis pattern on the walls features the sprouting seed motif symbolizing regeneration supported by the cross.
The Church was conserved and restored in 2013.