FREDONIA – Around 14 months after a devastating fire destroyed the iconic Family Church Fredonia clock tower, a new steeple was installed Wednesday.
Pastor Scott Wise, in an email to regional media, said the installation started around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning and took place in three phases.
The final cap was raised via crane and installed just after 10:30 a.m.
The 100-year-old bell tower burned up in flames on May 4, 2018 after a copper gutter blew off the Church, landing on a nearby transformer, causing fire.
Family Church Fredonia previously spent $1.4M in renovations when they moved into the church in 2017.
During the 2018 fire, the interior of the building suffered heavy smoke and water damage as well.
These improvements are estimated to cost over a quarter million dollars. So far a GoFundMe page has raised $7,652.