Old Meeting House Restoration Discovers Bell Tower Rot
Chairman Steve Lieman of the Old Meetinghouse Committee which is overseeing major repairs to the structure of the 1755 Groton meetinghouse reported this week that timbers supporting the Bell Tower floor are seriously deteriorated and will need to be replace. Master Contractor, American Steeple, has been performing similar repairs to an 1801 meetinghouse in Newburyport. Project Engineer John Wathne inspected the damage early Wednesday morning and will follow with his recommendations.
by Steve Lieman
• The old town clock.
• Scaffolding holds steeplejack at work.