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Saturday, May 16, 2015


I was overseas in the U.S. Army when that tragic fire occurred in March, 1956. I have a growing file of articles and news photos relating that beautiful North Warren Street house of worship. One of the articles tells the story of the steeple which pierced the Trenton Skies and was a familiar landmark to those of my generation. It tells of the labor intensive effort it took to hoist those huge oak girders in place and and even more intensive effort to put the bells in place. Each huge bell that chimed a specific musical key had a name assigned to it. The article above refers to the construction during the early years of St. Mary's. I have highlighted the IRONIC specter of a fire at the beautiful edifice.

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