Steeplejacks do windows in Decatur

There no getting abound water damage, even a hundred feet up. This is First Baptist Church, Decatur by Ivey and Crook Job #513, commissioned in 1948.


Man sided windows.
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I drive by twice a week It's big church south of the Dekalb Courthouse. I like it better up close than at a distance. It's more chunky than delicate. The second "layer" of the steeple is a Buck Crook trademark, a temple by itself.

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They've been repairing water damage since spring. See "Classical rot managment in Decatur. Where does the water want to go?"


This week they did windows, 3 big and one small.

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The new windows look modern from the backside, the inward facing side.

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Looks like stick-on muntins. You can see old trim parts on the left.

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Workaday steeplejacking.

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Let's have a cheer for modern lifts.

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I was too busy to watch for long and anyway it makes me a bit woozy. The men worked safely but my brain imagined falling.

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They were done in a day.

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It's a good look.