Stairway to Heaven gets a repair

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The sandstone steps in front of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church were pulled out last week and base for the steps is being re-established and cleaned by Morris Masonry in Buffalo.

Keith Trimmer of Morris Masonry puts mortar on the steps earlier today. The steps shifted over the years and were deteriorating. They are being reset. Trimmer said it looked like they were last reset about 40 years ago. One sandstone step is being replaced with another long block of sandstone.

Morris Masonry specializes on historical projects. St. Joe’s Church was built in 1896 and is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

The project with the steps should be complete next week, Trimmer said.