Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects was commissioned by Catonsville Presbyterian Church (Catonsville, MD) to design and coordinate the replacement construction of the church’s North Beechwood Avenue entrance stairs, façade repairs, and site enhancements.

Construction began in August 2014 with demolition of the existing reinforced concrete and brick masonry entrance stair, and will continue with installation of a new stair, new lighting, decorative steel railings, planter boxes, and repairs/painting of the historic columns and pedimented façade. The finished entrance stair will be 45’x23’ (1,035 square feet).

Murphy & Dittenhafer expects to complete this $350,000 project in November 2014.

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Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects is an award-winning architectural firm that focuses on planning, interior, and architectural design projects involving new construction, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse for historic properties, churches, urban housing, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and libraries. The firm’s offices are located in York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. Visit their website at