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Bellaire in Belmont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

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

 
 
Bellaire High School Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
1. Bellaire High School Clock Tower Marker
Inscription. Side 1
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.

Side 2
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
Bellaire High School Clock Tower photo image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
2. Bellaire High School Clock Tower photo
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.
 
Erected 2011 by Bellaire High School Alumni Association, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.035′ N, 80° 44.555′ W. Marker is in Bellaire, Ohio, in Belmont County. Marker is at the intersection of 35th Street and Guernsey Street, on the right when traveling east on 35th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellaire OH 43906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); West Washington Street World War II Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Square and its Uses / The Question of Ownership (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornelius D. Battelle, Methodist Circuit Rider / The First United Methodist Church, Bellaire (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial
Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
3. Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel John H. Sullivan (about 300 feet away); War Memorial (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellaire.
 
Also see . . .  Bellaire Local Schools. (Submitted on November 2, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Central School Clock Tower and Bell photo image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
4. Central School Clock Tower and Bell photo
Bellaire High School Clock Tower Marker and School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
5. Bellaire High School Clock Tower Marker and School
Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker and School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 2, 2014
6. Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker and School
Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 27, 2015
7. Bellaire High School Clock Tower / Central School Clock Tower and Bell Marker
bell mounted in school yard, across the street from this marker. It does not seem to figure in either text on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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