Wall Insulation - 1948 Style
The Classic Facade of Holy Cross Church (Almost)

Gas Illumination

We've written before about the gas illumination system installed in Holy Cross Church. The elaborate system of piping originated in the basement with the gas generating machine (from gasoline!) and the gaseous vapor was then pumped into the church. The remants of gas lights remain on each of the columns in the church, including the pipes to the rear lights under the choir loft, and two lights which flanked either side of the arch alongside the organ. Some of you may recall one of our organists sometimes hung his coat on one of the fixtures.

Gas Pipes for Illumination. This is the pipe to the entryway lighting which continues up into the choir loft.