The Baptismal Font
  • Simon, the Evangelical Minister, baptized people here.
  • Boots were placed on the font as ornamentation.
  • Some suppose the this was Simon's joking way of giving everyone the "BOOT into heaven!"
The Boots

  • Notice the small ceramic boot. It's about 3 inches high.
  • The two molded boots are life size.
  • It is thought that Simon poured mortar into a real boot; then cut the boot away and smoothed the mortar.
Another Feature of the North Wall

  • What appears to be igneous rock ia actually the waste metal from the blast furnaces of steel mills.
  • This 'waste' was used for ballast in empty freight cars and then dumped along the tracks before the empty cars were loaded with goods and materials.

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