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Renovations at Texas church turn up decades-old cornerstone


October 20, 2019

BAIRD, Texas (AP) — You still can get cool things for $3,500.

A decent used car perhaps, or maybe 3½ new iPhones. A nice mattress definitely can be had for three large.

The Abilene Reporter-News reports if you were around back in 1910, the same amount also could get you a church. Specifically, First Presbyterian Church in Baird.

Of course, translated to 2019 dollars, the cost comes in at $98,676.15. Church treasurer Nicki Harle said they found that number researching old documents during the church's current renovation.

"That was the total cost of building the church," she said.

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