Three clergymen, from left [in the image at right], the Rev. Earle Custer of North United Methodist Church, Rabbi Leon Wind
of Temple Beth Sholom, and the Rev. Joseph Vujs of St. James Church, get a good grip on the spade that turned over the
earth preparing the way for a 191-unit, moderate income apartment complex during the groundbreaking ceremonies yesterday at
247 Oakland St.
The large complex is first of its kind in Manchester and is sponsored by MISAC Inc., a firm formed by six local churches and the synagogue. The other four churches are Center Congregational, South United Methodist, St. Mary's Episcopal, and Second Congregational.
Atty. Arnold Klau, standing closest to the camera, is MISAC's executive secretary. He said actual construction would start within two weeks and the first building may be ready for tenants in four months.
Families with a yearly income of $9,000 will be eligible. A two-bedroom unit will rent for $135 per month. The whole project is expected to cost about $3.2 million and will be built by Carabetta Enterprises of Meriden, the same firm which built the 95-unit Sleeping Giant moderate income complex in Vernon.