Fargo Catholic Diocese Bishop’s Residence Renovation


A benchmark of Fargo’s downtown, the Catholic Diocese Bishop’s residence was in need of serious renovation in 2005. To do this, exterior masonry restoration included stabilizing the crumbling brownstone, replacing broken and cracked bricks, and repairing window arches. The foundation was waterproofed and basement windows were replaced. Restoration of the front porch included complete disassembly of the walls and steps, and demolition of the existing floor slab and foundation. New masonry walls were rebuilt with the reconditioned brownstone and brick. New quarry tile/slate flooring was installed and stone steps were reset to match original steps. The SW corner wall/parapet was rebuilt and brownstone surfaces were cleaned. The roof’s asphalt shingles were replaced and the existing cedar shingles were cleaned/sealed.