Wind blew corner steeple off St. Joseph’s

Photos by Tom Rivers: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is missing one of its corner steeples after the wind storm roared through the area on Wednesday afternoon.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 March 2017 at 5:07 pm

Mike Condoluci, a maintenance worker for Holy Family Parish, is pictured with one of the corner steeples on the church that was blown off during Wednesday’s wind storm.

ALBION – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Albion had four corner steeples at the church on West Park Street in Albion.

The powerful winds on Wednesday blew one of the corner pieces off. It crashed to a sidewalk below and ended up in the street.

Holy Family Parish is looking to replace the corner steeple. Mike Condoluci, a maintenance worker, said the piece is smashed beyond repair.

The corner steeple is about six feet tall. It is made out of tin with a wooden framework inside. The base that helped hold the steeple down on the roof also has been damaged and will need some repairs, Condoluci said.

He went up on the roof with Tony Navarra, another maintenance worker, to tie another loose corner piece down more securely with wire.

Condoluci said a new corner steeple will likely have to be made to replace the one that was swept off the roof.

Eliott Neidert took this aerial photo last month with a drone of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church when it had all four corner steeples. The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church is at left.

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