The plywood covering the windows and walls of the Burns Belfry Church has finally come down! In October, the City of Oxford applied for a state grant (MDAH) to complete the restoration of the project–which has been in the works for over 10 years now. (I am having difficulty getting the link to stay linked, so the original post about the Burns renovation can be found at http://suzassippi.blogspot.com/2010/11/burns-me-churchbelfry-restoration.html).
From the looks of things on April 11th, work has finally begun on the exterior of the building. The former particle board covering the gable area has been removed and new underlayment placed. I am not sure what the tar paper in the windows and front door signify.
The brick has been removed from the front walk and the plywood removed from the front door as well. Small steps, but at least some action going on after all this time.