[Ads-l] A newspaper "clear story"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Mar 3 17:48:06 EST 2017


I suppose, as the letter from Ms. Burks is a historic document, we should not suggest that the commission correct the online version.

Joel


      From: ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
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The terms "clearstory" and "clear story" are present in an online copy
of a letter from Sarah L. Burks, Preservation Planner to the Cambridge
Historical Commission.

https://www.cambridgema.gov/~/media/Files/historicalcommission/pdf/casefiles/d1432_memo.pdf?la=en

[Begin excerpt]
The southern half of the roof of Saint Patrick’s caught fire. The
slate roof on the south side of the main gable collapsed, taking with
it much of the third floor framing. A secondary shed roof and a post
and truss framing system support the clearstory wall and the main
roof. The fire filled the cavity above the second floor ceiling in
this shed roofed area causing extensive structural damage.
[End excerpt]

[Begin excerpt]
A choir loft was located over the vestibule of the main entrance and
an elliptical apse and two sacristies were at the opposite end. The
center of the sanctuary was 40’ high and lit by large arched windows
at a clear story level.
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 2:36 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> Stained glass windows from a former church in Cambridge,  Mass., now to be torn down as the result of a fire, will be transferred to a housing complex damaged by the same fire and needing new windows.  In the former church, quoting from the newspaper:
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> 'The center of the sanctuary was 40 feet high and lit by large arched windows at a clear story level,' according to the [Cambridge Historical Commission's] description of the former church.
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> Boston Globe, March 3, 2017, page B2, "A window on life after a fire," col. 3.
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> Also in the Globe online.  I don't know whether this error is the Globe's or the Cambridge Historical Commission's.
>
> Joel
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