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Copper work on Church of the Nativity, Episcopal, wins national copper architecture award
For a couple months last year, the newly completed copper roof on Huntsville’s Church of the Nativity, Episcopal, made Mayor Tommy Battle see the light.
“It was reflecting the glory – straight into my office window at 2:30 every afternoon,” Battle said, joking with the Rev. Brad Landry Thursday.
“I needed sunglasses to sit at my desk.”
Battle and members and friends of the congregation attended a short ceremony on the lawn of the church Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The ceremony that celebrated the international award given to the companies that fabricated and installed the historically accurate square shingles. The pieces are interlocking, with double seams, rounded gutters and both standing and flat seams, depending on their position. The copper weathered to the patina that’s expected to last for generations in a few months.
It's only the second time in the history of the award that a restoration in the U.S. has been honored, said Ernest "Skipper" Colin, a member of Nativity who was the restoration project manager.