Ever since we moved into this town, we have watched how the Unitarian Church has stood there getting older and more worn out. I kept asking why we didn’t just use the property as a small museum where we can put the town’s old photograph and memories. Apparently, others were thinking along these same lines and a few months ago, the state restoration group bought the church and said they were going to restore it — and turn it into a small museum. This week, they started the project.
I know this is last week’s black & white challenge, but last week I didn’t have anything but really old pictures I’ve used too many times before. Yesterday, I got these pictures. Sorry I’m so late!
This is going to be a pretty big job for little old Uxbridge. The interior of the church is hand-carved mahogany. They will have to very carefully remove it, refinish it, and replace it. The church never had heat — which is one of the major reasons it was abandoned. I guess our forbears were hardier souls than we and apparently could pray in the bitter cold in full outwear. We less hardy folks prefer a less brisk locale.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this completed! They are hard at work. I hope they also restore the Carillon. They had a wonderful carillon and a great bell. I would like to hear it ring again.