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Wednesday, April 22, 2020/Categories: History
The heating plant is in a near-by boiler house. The records show that a new heating system was installed in 1895; another completely new system in 1911 cost $3600. In 1914 a better tunnel was dug from the boiler house to the church. The boiler was heated with a wood-fired furnace with the wood cut in local timbers and hauled by the parishioners until 1947 when a stoker unit was installed; after that the men of the parish hauled the coal from railroad cars in Seneca. In 1969 natural gas was installed in the village and the parish switched from coal to gas. The church is presently steam heated.
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