From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/1/1860, p. 1, c. 5
Dangerous Occupation. – The men employed in slating the steeple of the new Broad Street Church, were yesterday at work near the top, about 180 feet from the ground. They have a small scaffolding, which they raise by ropes as they proceed upward, and pursue their occupation at this "dizzy height" with as much unconcern, apparently, as if their feet rested on terra firma. It requires nerve, however, such as few possess.