Longs Chapel, Rockingham Co., Slide Show

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Restoration Begins:


In the summer of 2009, LCPS began renovating the chapel with community volunteers and Horizon Youth Service–Jobs Corps students, based at nearby Camp Horizons. (To learn more about HYS's work on the chapel's restoration, go here.)
   Many businesses, foundations, families and churches contributed time, equipment, and materials to the project, in addition to labor.
   Here six members of Mountain Valley Repairs, who assisted in shoring up the chapel's foundation, take a break to pose for a photo.
   The chapel was temporarily raised (bottom photo) in order to remove its original limestone piers, which were then replaced with cinder block ones faced with stone, a practical compromise for LCPS in its effort to save the building and balance retaining historic fabric against limited funds.

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