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Merrimack Valley

January 30, 2013

In a new light

Historic church windows get $24,000 facelift


Knight said church members discovered the painting a few years ago, when someone took used cleaning product on a small portion of a window and started rubbing off its design.

“With some elbow grease the paint can be removed,” Prue explained.

He’s fixing any damage to the paint, ensuring the windows will be enjoyed by many future generations of the church. Trinitarian Congregational has many historical treasures to safeguard, including a 145-foot-tower bearing a clock made by the E. Howard & Co. and a church bell cast by the Henry N. Hooper & Co. both of Boston.

“The challenge is even greater in tight economic times, but Trinitarian Congregational Church is deeply committed to the proper historic preservation of its building,” Knight said.

The $24,000 restoration will be paid for with the help of several local foundations, thanks to the work of the congregation.

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