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Old Stone Church Gets Major Makeover

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A new roof. Foundation work. Basically, a restoration project from the ground on up. The Old Stone Church in Muscatine County looks elegant once again.

A group of volunteers dedicated themselves to restoring  a building that is almost 150 years old. The church building had fallen on hard times. Then, a not for profit group came to the rescue.

The Friends of the Old Stone Church were determined to turn blight into beauty. The church is a significant piece of county history. German pioneers worshipped there beginning in the 1860's.

The stone is sandstone. It was quarried about an eighth of a mile down the road from where the church is located, not far from Wildcat Den State Park.

The friends received a grant and donations to help install new lighting, pews, windows and a new roof. They worked and worked to save the building. Two years ago, a Christmas service took place at the church for the first time in 100 years. A major milestone.

The volunteers say it is important to maintain heritage. That is exactly what they have done. The Old Stone Church is a part of pioneer heritage. A link to the past.  


 

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