Albany Civil Rights Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church

Marching toward progress, the celebrated Albany Civil Rights Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church was renovated in two distinct phases.

Phase 1 of the project involved stabilization and weatherization to stop further deterioration of the building due to leaking roofs, missing windows and vandalism. After the structure – located at 326 Whitney Avenue, Albany – was protected, Phase 2 involved ground up-restoration of the 4,370-square-foot church where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once spoke, into a museum.  Phase 2 included integration of all current-day building systems. It also involved the design of a stand-alone 1,012-square-foot ancillary building detailed to be compatible and complementary to the historic church structure.


Facts & Figures:

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • 1-Story with Balcony plus 1-Story Ancillary Building
  • Church: 4,370 Gross Square Feet
  • Ancillary Building: 1,012 Gross Square Feet
  • Construction Cost: $905,716 (including site improvements and landscaping)

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