Historic Hamilton church gets new roof


HAMILTON, Mont. - Summer is a busy time for construction. In Hamilton, one of the town's oldest and most beautiful churches is getting a new roof.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a landmark example of Hamilton's historic ties to the timber industry.

Roofers are installing new, fire retardant cedar shakes. They replace two old layers of cedar shingles.

Roofers said they're having a good time with the project.

"Yes," said Dave Larot. "Because we're taking something that's historical in this town and putting new life back into it."

St. Paul's was built in 1897, and in recent years, has had extensive renovation in keeping with its historic look.