Old City Hall Bell

Old City Hall Bell (HM28QV)

Location: Canby, MN 56220 Yellow Medicine County
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N 44° 42.523', W 96° 16.458'

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The old City Hall was built in 1892.
The City Hall bid was let for $5,324 to J.D. Carroll of Mankato, Minnesota. He ran short of materials and for a time there was a threat of court action but the matter was settled and in December the City Council gave the builder a check for $5,597 for payment in full on the building stage flagpole and all extra work done. Canby population in 1892 was 616.

The new City Hall/Library (approximately one half of the present city building) was completed in March of 1960 at a cost of $52,899. The second half of City Hall was completed in October of 1980 at a cost of $250,000.

The bell was salvaged from the old City Hall when it was demolished. The bell weighs 970 lbs. and originally hung from the City Hall belfry 3 stories above the ground. This site is the same corner on which the old City Hall bell tower stood.
HM NumberHM28QV
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Date Added Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 715913 N 4954207
Decimal Degrees44.70871667, -96.27430000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.523', W 96° 16.458'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 31.38" N, 96° 16' 27.48" W
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Area Code(s)507, 320
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Oscar Ave N, Canby MN 56220, US
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