Concordia in Lafayette County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lions Club Clock Tower
This tower is a memorial to all past and present members of the Concordia Lions Club who have served the interests of the Concordia community.
The Club, which was chartered on March 28, 1938, with sixteen members has expanded its membership to the seventy-three members on the roll in this 200th Anniversary year of our nation, 1976.
Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety
This tower is the Bicentennial Gift of the Concordia Lions Club to the People of Concordia, Missouri and is placed into the custody of their elected officials.
The clock, purchased by the city merchants in 1884, hung in the Bethel Evangelical Church tower until the building was razed in 1961.
The bell, incorporated in this tower, was used by the city fire department from 1898 to 1940 and is now used to ring the hours of the clock.
This modern structure preserves a heritage of the past for future generations.
Erected 1976 by Concordia Lions Club.
Location. 38° 58.961′ N, 93° 34.107′ W. Marker is in Concordia, Missouri, in Lafayette County. Marker is on Main Street (Missouri Route 23) near SW Click for map. Clock tower is on the eastern edge of Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Concordia MO 64020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Massacre Site / Concordia (within shouting distance of this marker); Concordia Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Pacific Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilk School Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Casualties (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Concordia.
Also see . . .
1. Mission and History of Lions Club International. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Concordia, Missouri. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.