Work on the steeple of the Stewart Library Building is coming along nicely.
The new protective blue layer added under the slate is all but covered now as the shingles are back in place. It looks like the vertical flashing on the corners of the octagon shape will be replaced soon.
The eagle on the weather vane has been cleaned and restored to working order. Painting on the wood parts of the steeple will begin soon.
Take a close look at the top of the steeple.
The decorative “fencing” surrounding the top has been removed, sand blasted, repaired, painted, and put back in place. Originally this same railing was installed all around the flat part of the main roof. We do not know when that was removed.
It is nice to see the steeple portion, good-as-new after 118 years, back where it should be.