Monday, March 12, 2007

Sacred Heart Church Gets A New Roof

Looks like Sacred Heart church on Chestnut street in Springfield is putting on its Easter bonnet early...

Stairway to heaven?

The peak seems to be missing a little something...

Like a cross...

And the stonework from its right side.

A better view of where the stones and cross were removed from the peak.

Ask not for whom the bell tolls...But if it's for me, take a message, I'm busy.

3 comments:

sojourner said...

Do you remember the big fuss a few years ago when Sacred Heart got her crown? It sure looks perfectly natural now.

MTA said...

Yes, I do. The shiny copper crowns did look odd on the old church at first, but you're right: it looks natural now.

I wish more Springfield people would raise a big fuss about the blighted, burned-out buildings along Walnut street that have stood as ugly reminders of the city's inaction for years now. It boggles my mind that this is allowed on such a historical strip of road, linking the Armory and the Waterchops.

p.s.: The cool, old Westfield postcards you so generously sent me have prompted Roma and I into finally looking at computer scanners. We've been talking about getting one for years, but there's always been something more important that claims our cash. Like food. Thanks again, Barbara!

sojourner said...

I have not been on Walnut Street in years, but it certainly has played a vital role in the city's history. wouldn't it be nice to see some walnut trees growing there again?

Glad the postcards have prompted you to look into a scanner. I haven't made that step yet myself, but it sure would be a nice toy to add to the computer stuff.