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Update--Congregational Church

by Bill Tobin
August 11, 2009

Up-date, Congregational Church

The steeple is down, but not out.

It will soon be back to normal...

Over a year ago, work began on the historic Congregational Church in Holliston.

The ancient and rotting columns were removed and replaced, and the new replicated the old.

The steeple was inspected and maintenance was considered before the it received a coat of paint.



The steeple was rotting and could be not be repaired. In June the steeple was taken completely down, and the restoration began.

The old tower and steeple have been dismantled and reconstruction has begun. Board by board, all is new, exactly duplicating the original. The copper roofing on the tower will replicate the past, and the weathervane is being restored, but not replaced.



Steven Curtis of the Winchendon firm Old Time Restoration was selected to do the job, based on his background and history of restoring historic buildings throughout the United States. (Visit HollistonReporter.com article http://hollistonreporter.com/?article=2586.)



The clock remains in place and will once again announce the hours.

The tower work is ongoing, and according to Curtis, it will be completed by the end of October.

We look forward to seeing this handsome church in its original state, albeit, restored for the next century or two.


 


 

 

 

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