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Westover, Ruth, 1910- / The Waukau Methodists, 1867-1986
(1986)

The church today,   pp. 41 ff.


Page 41

THE CHURCH TODAY
 Waukau's Methodist Church has changed much since it was built in 1904.
 The structure originally included a vestry, sanctuary, prayer room, Sunday
school and social area, a tiny kitchen and a primitive indoor toilet.
 One of the early major improvements was a well.  Water had previously been
carried from the outdoor pump at the store next door.  A natural gas furnace
added to the comfort of the building.
 A large kitchen and water system and bathrooms were built in 1948 at a cost
of $1700.00 plus $500.00 worth of free labor.
 The redecorated sanctuary and paneled altar was dedicated in 1962.  The
sanctuary was repainted again in 1982 and a new roof put on.  Exterior painting
and insulation was a 1984 project.  The stained glass windows were restored
in 1985.
 The original valuation of the new 1904 church was $7000.00.  Today (1986)
its valuation is up to $190,000.00.  The Rev. W.D. Rushing says these recent
repairs have cost a total of $140,000.00--the stained glass window restoration
alone cost as much as the original church.
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