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Precariously extended on a hydraulic lift, tuckpointers Roger Wood and Will Redd reset the mortar around the ancient stones at the very top of the First Presbyterian Church. The job is a dusty one, requiring the removal of old loose mortar through chipping and grinding, mostly by hand, then filling in the spaces with fresh mortar and powdered lime — at 80 feet up and 90°F temperatures. (photo by Matt Minde)

Precariously extended on a hydraulic lift, tuckpointers Roger Wood and Will Redd reset the mortar around the ancient stones at the very top of the First Presbyterian Church. (photo by Matt Minde)

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The job is a dusty one, requiring the removal of old loose mortar through chipping and grinding, mostly by hand, then filling in the spaces with fresh mortar and powdered lime — at 80 feet up and 90°F temperatures.

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