Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Contractor for Original Holy Cross Church

The Nave of a Church

With the careful removal of the layers of plaster within the church, it's more obvious why the central aisle of the body of the church has been designated the nave. The word comes directly from Latin for "ship" and it was thought that the resemblance of the vaulting in the nave to a ship's hull gave use to the name.



Arch in Nave Just in Front of Choir Loft