Steeple raising


photographs by Robert Willett

As one of the hottest Junes on record came to a close, a steeple for the newly-built Holy Trinity Anglican Church arrived from a Virginia workshop to its new Peace Street home. Over the course of three hot and muggy days, workers and a crane joined forces to assemble and raise the 69-foot structure, the biggest its makers have ever built. Onlookers came and went, finding refuge from the heat under umbrellas and on the lawn of nearby William Peace University. Finally, after a dramatic electric storm late in the afternoon of June 26, the spire and cross were placed as the moon rose in the sky.