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Refurbished DCC education buildings will be celebrated

A painter puts a fresh coat on the newly stuccoed exterior of Davis Community Church's Christian Education Building at Fourth and D streets downtown. A celebration is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Courtesy photo

A painter puts a fresh coat on the newly stuccoed exterior of Davis Community Church's Christian education buildings at Fourth and D streets downtown. A celebration is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Courtesy photo

After extensive renovation, the Davis Community Church education buildings at the corner of Fourth and D streets downtown will be rededicated at a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.

The event begins with a ceremony and tours, followed by the popular Harvest Dinner potluck. All are welcome.

A special invitation is extended to neighbors, parents and graduates of DCC Nursery School, and community members who occasionally or regularly attend meetings on the DCC campus. For more information, see the church website at www.dccpres.org or call 530-753-2894.

The renovation effort was led by a dozen members of the congregation, designed by Davis architect Ty Smalley, and carried out by Harrison Construction, a local builder. The church’s project manager is longtime member Larry Hornbeek, and landscape architect Dennis Dahlin led the construction committee.

Funding was donated by more than 270 individuals and families, while at least three dozen members painted walls and moved furniture, cleaned and cooked, and donated material or equipment.

For generations, the education buildings have been a place for Davis’ children to learn and play together. The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period of strong growth in Davis, as the University of California regents separated the University Farm from its UC Berkeley roots and committed to a significant expansion of facilities and students.

DCC expanded beyond its iconic 1926 sanctuary building during that era by purchasing several more lots on the block, razing the homes and constructing three new buildings in three years.

Satterlee and Tomich, a Sacramento architectural firm, prepared the plans for the buildings. Griffin Construction Company built the administration and education buildings for $182,936, with the congregation authorizing loans of $160,000. After congregational gifts of labor and furnishings, these buildings were dedicated on Feb. 25, 1962.

A young Vera Harris, who is still a Davis resident and church member, taught Sunday school to 3-year-olds on opening day.

The east building’s room arrangement is the same, but the architect redesigned the north building’s floor plan to better accommodate small children. Parents and caregivers now enter through glass doors into a parent resource center, sign in their toddlers, preschoolers and babies, find a children’s song book or seasonal worship guide to take home, and enjoy a cup of coffee with other parents.

New classroom sinks, counter and cabinet upgrades makes cleanup of messy hands-on art projects easy. Double-pane windows and automatic on-off lighting fixtures improve energy efficiency.

To make the buildings more functional and flexible for community groups, adult and child-size wheelchair-accessible restrooms have been constructed. Modern high-efficiency heating and air-conditioning systems improve comfort while minimizing utility costs.

The exterior has new arches along the colonnade, a new tile roof and new stucco to improve the neighborhood aesthetics.

In addition to church school, the buildings host DCC Nursery School and community groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Ala-teen.

Special to The Enterprise

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