1877: Holy Trinity burns down
Two days before Christmas in 1877, the Church of the Holy Trinity in Churchville was destroyed in a fire so fierce that the steeple bell melted. A new church was ready just a year after the fire at a cost of $5,000. It was consecrated in 1879. The first church, which opened in 1867, had been in the Gothic Revival style, built of wood. The new church is of stone and stands today.