Much Assembly RequiredMitch Hanley, Senior Producer Our first stop on Wednesday was the Saint Luke’s Church project in Cahawba (see Trent’s post below for more info).  The second-year RS students are busy trying to resurrect this church in its new/old location, back in Alabama’s first capitol, Cahawba.  Originally built in the 1850’s, the church was moved around 1870 to Martin Station because Cahawba happened to be a large flood plain, situated right next to the Cahawba River.  Phase I consisted of dismantling the entire church, cataloging every piece right down to each board in the floor.  This semester’s work is phase II of the project: reassembly.   This seems like a puzzle far worse than assembling any piece of Ikea furniture.We caught up with some of the student’s having lunch at a riverside park, which happened to also be ~40 feet away from the church’s original site.  The Spanish moss hanging from the trees reminded me of the year I spent in Valdosta, GA as a kid.  When we first drove into GA I thought the stuff was alive, like a sloth or something.  It is kinda eerie, but it is very beautiful and pretty cool to see it again…

Much Assembly Required
Mitch Hanley, Senior Producer

Our first stop on Wednesday was the Saint Luke’s Church project in Cahawba (see Trent’s post below for more info). The second-year RS students are busy trying to resurrect this church in its new/old location, back in Alabama’s first capitol, Cahawba. Originally built in the 1850’s, the church was moved around 1870 to Martin Station because Cahawba happened to be a large flood plain, situated right next to the Cahawba River. Phase I consisted of dismantling the entire church, cataloging every piece right down to each board in the floor. This semester’s work is phase II of the project: reassembly. This seems like a puzzle far worse than assembling any piece of Ikea furniture.

We caught up with some of the student’s having lunch at a riverside park, which happened to also be ~40 feet away from the church’s original site. The Spanish moss hanging from the trees reminded me of the year I spent in Valdosta, GA as a kid. When we first drove into GA I thought the stuff was alive, like a sloth or something. It is kinda eerie, but it is very beautiful and pretty cool to see it again…

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