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Dead Men & Comfort - 100 years Ago

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Thought this was interesting! They did try to sell comfort!


From the Narragansett Times "100 Years Ago"
"John L. Sheldon of Wakefield,RI has this week finished installing a steam heating apparatus for St. Peter's Church. A Hub Triumph boiler and thirteen radiators have been put in, some of the radiators being of immense size. With the new heating plant the church should be very comfortable during the winter months."

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Is it

    still running?
    Retired and loving it.
  • Unknown
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    And if it is...

    Somebody, please, put Mr. Sheldon's name on it. What a find!

    Noel
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Here 'tis

    Maybe someone could stop by and take a peek?

    72 Central Street, Narragansett, RI
    Retired and loving it.
  • Micky McPhillips
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    I really don't have a life! Instead of Xmas shopping, I went to St. Peter's Church. The Hub Boiler was replaced two and a half years ago -"the boiler was unpredictable" the maintance guy said, it was originally coal fired. The radiators are still there - under covers on the sides of the church.

    Cool!!!
  • Micky is right.

    The radiators are still there. I used to attend St. Peter's By the Sea Episcopal church when I first moved to RI 25 years ago. I remember several rather cool Sundays that the burner didn't work as intended. I joined another church a couple of years later when I moved to the next town over. John Sheldon's descendants are still around here in Wakefield. Matter of fact, one of them happens to be my son's best friend. Thanks for sharing this with us Micky!

    Glenn Stanton
  • David_5
    David_5 Member Posts: 250
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    this doesn't add up

    The boiler replaced 2 years ago was post WW II. The radiators are hot water and all piped with copper. It is a venturi type system. The stone work for the chimney is not the same color as the rest of the building, like it was added after the building. The radiators have the thin tubes. Also the the basment is not full, mostly crawl space under it. Can't imagine where the coal bin would've gone. Two Burnhams were installed with Tekmar reset control. They also cooled the place with 4) 5 ton Inico systems.
    The first St. Peters church burned down, but I thought more than 100 years ago.

    David
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Are you guys

    looking at the same place?
    Retired and loving it.
  • David_5
    David_5 Member Posts: 250
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    Yes

  • David is probably right.

    I never got the opportunity to take that close a look at the mechanical aspects of the church 25 years ago when I used to go there. Just the sanctuary and the multi-purpose room behind it. I've been there a couple of times since but only for weddings or funerals. I do remember "Earl the Hugger" though! He used to go up and down the aisle during the greeting hugging everyone he could reach while everyone else was shaking hands! Wonderful guy!

    Glenn
  • David_5
    David_5 Member Posts: 250
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    I looked up

    when the church pictured was built and it was 1872. I think the paper made a mistake.

    David
  • Micky McPhillips
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    I told you I needed a life!!! Happy Holidays to guys!
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