Woodlands Credit Union
The Laconia Congregational Church was originally constructed in 1907. Bauen Corporation completed phased renovations of the existing church over a two year period to revitalize and reconfigure areas of the church. Phase one of the project included a complete renovation of the kitchen. New code compliant kitchen equipment was installed and the overall layout and size of the kitchen was improved. In phase two a second story bridge and new entry lobby were added to the church. The bridge addition was constructed as a link between the Sanctuary and the Parish House where Sunday School is held. The new entry added an enclosed entrance to the church elevator as well as a lobby area for parishioners to meet and mingle on Sunday mornings.
Typical of a number of branch bank projects Bauen Corp. has worked on with Jim Keenan, the Woodland Credit Union building was constructed under an accelerated schedule so the client could begin operations in a new region. The building is wood framed construction with wood trim and clapboard exterior finishes. The cupola is topped with the clients signature weathervane ornament.