By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â€“ Drivers traveling on Ten Rod Road last Thursday were treated to an amazing site: the entire exterior of the historic Chestnut Hill Baptist Churchâ€™s belfry had been taken down, leaving behind a skeleton made of tree trunks surrounding an ancient bell.
As contractors from Keach Framing removed the last remnants â€“ dealt a death blow by Tropical Storm Irene â€“ church members working on the ground put the finishing touches on the new louvers theyâ€™d built to create a crown for the venerable meeting house.
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