St. Ann’s Catholic Parish
he original brownstone, severely deteriorated due to improper bedding, has been a safety hazard on this cathedral for some time. The new entry portal stone is a St. Bee’s Red Sandstone from England, hand crafted in Canada, and shipped to the U.S. for installation by Allegrone’s master craftsmen. The granite treads are Imperial Red Granite from India. These stones were both quarried and finished in India and then shipped to the U.S. The largest of the stone treads to lay was ap-proximately 4’ x 9’, weighing 2,300 pounds. This project had many layout complexities due to matching the new theoretical geometry of the outermost entry portal stones and the actual existing field conditions of the inner fluted pilasters, arches, and capitol clusters.