The workmen have exposed a portion of the original siding of Holy Cross Church. It looks to be in remarkable condition. I believe they will take the entire remaining building down to the same siding.
You may be familiar with the look of the "old" church from the ceramic tile image of the church in the gymatorium lobby. This image was taken from a color picture post card printed in the early 1900's. It shows the church in the more subdued earth colors of the original siding before the whitewashed shingles were installed much later.