I came across these pictures of my parents recently. In the middle of the 90's they literally took a church apart by hand from the top down so that all of it's parts could be salvaged. Nearly everything was cleaned up and sold to be reused; the ceiling joists, bricks, windows, pews, stone foundations, wood. I helped to clean some of the bricks during the process, but never really appreciated or understood how much work is involved in a project like this until I was older and came to admire their ambition and hard work. I wish I were as brave.
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