Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wellsville Tabernacle

Constructed at the beginning of the twentieth century, the Wellsville Tabernacle still dominates the town's landscape.

The tower used to be taller and more ornate, but because of structural problems, it was reduced. The old one really fit the building better.

(Image Source: Church History Library)

The tabernacle is closed while the Wellsville Foundation seeks to raise $150,000 "to repair overstressed roof girders, reinforce with steel angle members, support the sagging arched sealing framing system in the attic space, and add new wood posts and beams to support the girder trusses." It has been closed for several years, now, but the foundation recently received a portion of tax revenue to aid them in this cause. I hope it reopens soon. It is a stunning building.

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