The Twentieth Century

In 1905, the porch was found to be in poor condition and in need of restoration. In the same year, an organ fund was begun to repair the organ. The north aisle was taken down and rebuilt in 1914. It had been observed in 1888 that the spire was in poor repair, though no attention was given to it until 1930. The work was done and the money raised to cover it, but the repair spoiled the appearance and, in the end, was not successful. Thirty years later, cracks appeared in the tower, judged by experts to result from the weight of the spire, and it had to be removed in 1969. Two old pictures of the spire can be seen below, and you will notice a few other changes in the surroundings.

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