Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Historic City Hall Clock Tour

Historic City Hall turned 100 years old last year. We thought it would be nice to take you on a brief tour of the tower with Martin Wall, Lead Hand with Corporate Buildings & Properties, who spent many years winding the clock daily.

Historic City Hall's clock is an original part of City Hall that was completed in 1911. The clock was manufactured by the Seth Thomas Clock Co. of Thomaston, Conn., U.S.A.

The clock was purchased by The City in 1910 and installed by local jeweler, D.E. Black, who was also an Alderman. City Hall - a four-storey sandstone building designed by architect William M. Dodd - was declared a Provincial Historic Resource in 1978.

The clock went through life-cycle repairs in 2010, with hopes it will keep ticking for at least another 100 years.

This year is Historic City Hall's 100th birthday, so if you're in the area, come check out the building and if you time it right, you may hear the old bell toll.

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