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Wesley United Methodist Church roof project continues, services return Sept 2

 

July 12, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

This scaffolding has held up the Wesley United Methodists Church roof for over one year. It will soon come down as the truss replacement is near completion.

By JEAN NORDINE

jnordine@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - After 117 years of U.P. winters the Wesley United Methodist Church's roof was on the verge of collapsing.

When the church was built in 1910 with old growth timber, the trusses were not adequately reinforced which eventually led to a crack in the roof.

Over the years the weight of snow build up made the crack travel the length of the roof.

Last fall the members of the church knew that something had to be done, but weren't sure how to begin.

An inspector came in and told them that the building was unsafe for occupancy and the roof could...



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