Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell

Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell (HM1HLZ)

Location: Bellaire, OH 43906 Belmont County
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N 40° 1.035', W 80° 44.555'

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Bellaire High School Clock Tower
The Bellaire High School Clock Tower was erected in 1925 as the second town clock to be mounted on Bellaire's public schools. C.W. Bates of Wheeling designed this tower, built by C.D. Keyser & Co. of Bellaire. The school building stretches 256 feet along 35th Street, and the tower rises 40 feet above the 3rd floor parapet of the roof. The clock faces are 6 feet, 7 inches in diameter. At the exterior corners of the bell room are 11 foot columns. The tower dome is painted red. E. Howard & Co. of Boston made the clock works and the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore cast the bell in August 1888. The BHS Alumni Association lighted the tower in 1998 to honor all "faithful and true-hearted" graduates of the school.

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Central School Clock Tower and Bell
The first clock tower sat atop the old Central School (Union School) built in 1871 which stood at the corner of 35th and Guernsey Streets. Architect J.W. Yost of Bellaire designed the school. It was 85 x 90 feet and had four floors and a mansard roof, above which rose the clock tower. The fourth floor was an auditorium and public meeting room. A fire in 1887 partially destroyed the clock tower, but it was reconstructed soon thereafter. This fire destroyed the tower's bell, which bore the names of the school board members when the school was built. The bell was replaced in 1888 and it now rings today in the current Bellaire High School clock tower.
Marker Number16-7
Year Placed2011
Placed ByBellaire High School Alumni Association, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 11:11pm PST -08:00
Photo Credits: [1] THOMAS JAMES  [2] THOMAS JAMES  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 521967 N 4429703
Decimal Degrees40.01725000, -80.74258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 1.035', W 80° 44.555'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 1' 2.1" N, 80° 44' 33.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 35th St, Bellaire OH 43906, US
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