The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has a long-standing history which began in the late 1800s. This was a pivotal era involving a tapestry of cultures – Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Lebanese, and Greek – that converged in Texas, ushering in the enduring presence of Orthodox Christianity. The first church was dedicated in early 1918, but as the faithful community flourished, the demand for a larger sanctuary grew. Through various transitions, a move in location, and growth over the last 100 years, the current cathedral located in Montrose has a legacy that is etched into Houston’s history through education, philanthropy, and more for hundreds of years.
General Contractor Satterfield & Pontikes brought our team on to assist with renovations to the cathedral to create custom-forged steel railing with bronze top caps to elevate the physical structures and contribute to the grandeur of the sanctuary. Railings were also installed on the winding stairs leading up to the second floor. This proved to be a new and exciting challenge due to the precision needed to fit each piece into the unique shape and size of the staircase. Various maintenance and repair projects have been completed for the church since our initial project. The cathedral has earned several awards, including Engineering News Record Magazine’s “Best Cultural/Worship Project in Texas and Louisiana”, Associated General Contractors Texas Building Branch’s best project in the Building 3 General Contractor category, as well as their prestigious “Best of the Build” award. We are grateful for the opportunity to work in such a beautiful and historic part of Houston, and the long-standing relationship that has formed since.