News Sections
Historic New Albany Church Getting New Steeple
Updated May 25, 2016 6:15 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(NEW ALBANY) - A historic southern Indiana church is getting a new steeple more than a century after a lightning strike destroyed its original spire.

Crews will lift the 65-foot steeple into place Thursday atop the Town Clock Church in New Albany and top it with a gold finial.

The News and Tribune reports the steeple was paid for with donations and built by volunteers. It will replace one destroyed by a 1915 lightning strike.

The original steeple was visible in Kentucky, across the Ohio River, and was a beacon of hope for slaves seeking freedom before and during the Civil War period.

The 1850s-era church was built by an abolitionist Presbyterian congregation that aided fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad.

It's now used by the predominantly black Second Baptist Church.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File