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Photos: 155-Year-Old Church Bells Hoisted High To New Boston Home

Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Five church bells cast in 1859 and 1860 were hoisted Friday to their new home in the bell tower at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

The bells were previously in the former Holy Trinity Church on Shawmut Avenue, according to the Archdiocese of Boston.

Construction workers raised the bells -- the largest weighing over 2,000 pounds -- into the cathedral bell tower throughout the morning.

The bells will be attached to a specially constructed frame in the top of the tower and be working in the next few weeks.

Five bells, cast in Sheffield in 1859 and 1960, stand on Monsignor Reynolds Way, waiting to be lifted into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Five bells, cast in Sheffield in 1859 and 1960, stand on Monsignor Reynolds Way, waiting to be lifted into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, second from right, talks with Patrick Folan as work gets under way to raise the bells into the bell tower. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, second from right, talks with Patrick Folan as work gets under way to raise the bells into the bell tower. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Patrick Folan scoops up a bell with a forklift to load it onto the crane. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Patrick Folan scoops up a bell with a forklift to load it onto the crane. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A bell is raised toward the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A bell is raised toward the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A bell is raised toward the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A bell is raised toward the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction worker Glenn Hanson secures a bell as the crew prepares to move it into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction worker Glenn Hanson secures a bell as the crew prepares to move it into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction manager Patrick Folan wheels a bell into the bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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