Historic New Albany church gets a 'face' lift, more work to be done

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 5:27 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Tuesday crews near Downtown New Albany hoisted a new clock face onto the tower of the historic Second Baptist Church, also known as the Town Clock Church. It's the first major step toward renovating the church, which once served as a hub for the Underground Railroad. 

The city also announced plans to replace the spire on the building so it will once again look like it did when it was completed back in 1852.

Smith's Bell and Clock Service did the work on the new clock face. The church's pastor, LeRoy Marshall, said there's still a lot of work to be done and it will cost around  $400,000 just to fix the exterior of the building.

The Church is still looking for donations. If you'd like to help, you can contact Pastor LeRoy Marshall or The Friends of the Town Clock Church.

Here's a link to their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Town-Clock-Church/451783964898465
 

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