125_6380The restoration of a South Dakota cathedral moves to its final stages – but will the stone work be done by deadline?

 

Read more: Becker’s Blog: Nearly Complete

200_IMG_0262What happens when a important bit of a stone-restoration project misses the boat in Italy? When it involves an important part of the St. Joseph Cathedral restoration, says Joe Becker, it gets a plane ride to Sioux Falls, S.D. – even if it’s a massive column.

Read more: Becker’s Blog: The Columns are Coming!

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Even with a lull in on-site work in a Midwestern cathedral restoration, Joe Becker still finds plenty to do in putting the pieces together -- including the need to change quarries in the middle of the job.

Read more: Becker’s Blog #12: How’s the Fishing?

120_IMG_6231There’s plenty of excitement at the St. Joseph Cathedral restoration, as new and exquisite pieces arrive in time for Joe Becker’s latest blog on the job.

 

Read more: Becker’s Blog #13: Phase II Begins

Editor's note: Joe Becker continues his report on the natural-stone segment of the St. Joseph Cathedral restoration in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Read more: Becker’s Blog #11: Holidays @ Home