This is one of the more unique projects we have been hired to constructed in the last few years. The First Methodist Church (http://www.fumcgt.org/) in Georgetown, Texas features the “Grace Gardens”; The Columbarium at First United Methodist Georgetown (link here) .
Before you search engine “Columbarium”; I will summarize it for you.
The dictionary defines a columbarium as “A vault with niches for urns containing ashes of the dead.” And technically that is exactly what it is. Although that makes it sound so unpersonal. Let’s try a different definition. “A columbarium is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns. The term comes from the Latin columba (dove) and originally referred to compartmentalized housing for doves and pigeons; see dovecote.”
This project was the vision of many in the church, a desire to build a final resting place for its members. The ideas and thoughts were were brought to life by Voelter Associates Inc. of Georgetown Texas, and the landscaping plan by David Bost Group of Round Rock Texas. Award winning designer Linda McCalla also helped with the project.
The project features 180 companion niches with the ability to expand for future niches. 7 custom light fixtures from Texas Light Smith add to the ambiance of the space.
Two very special pieces were included in this project. The first is a beautiful fountain, and the second is a stunning statue. Both were donated by families who were involved in the planning of the project.
For more information, or to plan construction for your churches Columbarium. We travel all over the central texas, and would love to sit down with your planning committee. Call our office today. 512.930.5188