News & Archives
Jan 24, 2008
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, OH - The humble families who erected St. Joseph Church, more than a century ago, captured the German heritage of the parish by incorporating design elements from the Cathedral of Our Beloved Lady in Freiburg-in-Breisgau, Germany, to create a landmark church that has become integral to the Catholic and communal historic identity of Fremont, Ohio. CSS has restored the historic interior with a new decorative scheme that was first envisioned in a decorative sample. Work included plaster restoration, glazing, gilding, stenciling and polychroming of 14 Stations of the Cross. "Our Studio has worked in cathedrals and churches nationwide, and there is no doubt that the vaulted, Gothic interior of St. Joseph's is one of the most magnificent. A sister to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, this ornamental church has some of the finest plaster artistry in the country."... B. Gunar Gruenke, President of Conrad Schmitt Studios, Inc.