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8th & Welsh St.
(As of April 2006 the former Boyd Theatre currently houses Haven of Hope church)
apparently taken ahead of opening day,
Photo above courtesy of David Andrews, email@example.com
Photo above courtesy of Jack Ralston, Jfralston55@aol.com
"I work with a member of the church and he took me on a tour of the old building just before they renovated. On the 8th street side of the church there are steep steps that lead down to a basement or boiler room. There are several OLD and I mean OLD, huge steam electric generators that are no long in use. These generators are about 4 feet wide 8 feet long 4 feet tall. The room is about 10 feet by 40 feet and it houses two vintage steam driven electric generators dating from the early 40's. They still look to be in pretty good shape for there age. The massive boiler that supplied these generators has long since been salvaged for its copper and aluminum. But you can still see how big this boiler was from its base where it sat supplying the steam for the generators. The wall is also blackened from what appeared to be a fire at on[e] point. Just passed were the boiler sat is another smaller generator that also looks to be from early forties.
A. Bullock III.
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