|The First Church of Derry, New Hampshire photographed 12 May 2016|
These huge steel beams were slid under the church, and will be raised up high
so contractors can build a new foundation. The church will be lowered back down and then extensive
repairs will take place to address structural issues. This process will take about two years.
The actual lift will probably take place Monday, May 16th, starting in the morning and it will last for several hours. It should be a fascinating sight to see this old church being lifted from her foundations.
In this photo you can see that the old granite foundation was no longer adequate
for the size and weight of the old church building.
|First Parish Church of Derry, rear view, 12 May 2016|
This photo was taken last September 2015 when the steeple tower was removed for restoration.
You can read more about this photo at this link:
|The congregation is still meeting in the church hall,|
which is behind the old First Church building
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "First Parish Church of Derry, about to be raised for foundation repairs", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 13, 2016, ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/first-church-of-derry-about-to-be.html: accessed [access date]).