And, I didn't even fall off the roof.
This is only part of a square block complex that was built for just over a million dollars in the early 1900's. The brick walls extend 8 feet into the ground below the basement and all the way to the roof. Most of the flooring in the building is heart pine or slate. The ceilings are wood with wood beams. Can you imagine building that now? From that vantage point I noticed the finer details such as the copper gutter downspouts with ornaments at the top. The tallest part contains a huge room with a skylight that is an art room. These buildings, through the years have housed a Convent, an elementary and high school and a college. The College was discontinued around 1960 but in its stead is a school for 3-6 year olds. It is a girls' school.
A view from the choir loft of the inside chapel. It is the National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. I hardly ever use a flash if I can help it.