For more than 115 years, a unique piece of architectural history has overlooked Old Town Greenwood.
The bell tower at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, rising five stories above the city, features rounded arches and recessed niches. Extensive brick work flares out at the top of the tower, giving it a wider top than its base.
A turret rises off the southeast corner of the square tower like a rocket ship; that’s how churchgoers describe it.
But after more than a century, time has taken its toll on the structure. Bricks have been cracked, water is leaking and slate shingles have careened off the roof.
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