Then and Now: Raising The Steeple
This week, we look at Centre Congregational Church during the Eisenhower years.
A handful of these recent "Then and Now" photos for Lynnfield have been coming from eBay, where somebody has been selling long-ago press photos that are of local historical interest.
Another such example comes to us this week, where we find an image for sale taken in the early spring of 1959 showing the Centre Congregational Church apparently getting a new steeple. A note on the back of the photo says that a 120-foot boom lifted the 5,000 pound spire to the top of the church. About three or four workers were waiting up top to help get the spire into place.
Finally - here's a related press photo up for sale right now on eBay, also showing the Centre Congregational Church. But this one is from 1957 and shows the structure without a steeple at all.