Tag Archive | architecture

Inside the new Pius X steeple

 

 

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On Tuesday, I got to witness a church steepl flying through the air, as you can see from the photo there.

It was the new Pius X steeple in Selinsgrove. The previous steeple had been ripped apart in a storm in July, and this week the new steeple finally went up!

It was pretty cool – I think it’s hard to imagine how these kinds of things are built when you don’t see them being done -steeples are such big, towering things, we kind of assume they’ve just always been on top of the building.

So anyway, we got to witness the crane lift the new steeple on top of the building, but before that, we got a look up inside of the new steeple.

It was pretty cool – and of course I took a photo to share with you all:20131204-110754.jpg

The old church bells have been replaced with speakers, but that’s fine in my book. Whatever makes it easier for them.

You Might Have Missed It: North Shore Railroad headquarters

I love old-fashioned architecture, especially some that tells a story.

The North Shore Railroad company headquarters on Priestley Avenue in Northumberland does just that:

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The railroad station building is a great reminder of the region’s logistics and transportation roots, while emphasizing that they are still very much a part of our modern economy.

You can check out more details later this month in our Commerce section, but logitics and transportation in the area is booming. – but many don’t realize  the NSRR headquarters are there, tucked beside the river in Northumberland.

If you love railroad architecture, this is a must see.

Send me your favorite local hidden gems at awislock@dailyitem.com!

You may have missed: The Moose Milton

I’m starting a new feature here called “You may have missed.”

I want to showcase small details of places in the Valley that, well, you may have missed.

My first entry is from the Moose building on Front Street in Milton.

I never noticed the details on the top of the building.

Here’s a photo:

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Very regal looking, and adds a nice touch to the landscape.

What are your favorite little sights? Let me know!