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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Springfield City Hall Bell

 
 
City Hall Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
1. City Hall Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell from Springfield's first City Hall, located on this site in 1848, is placed here to honor the school children of Springfield and Clark County who participated in the Esplanade/Fountain Square Project.

Time capsule encased beneath this bell.
October 14, 1993

 
Erected 1993 by City of Springfield.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells, and the Time Capsules series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1993.
 
Location. 39° 55.344′ N, 83° 48.621′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Fountain Street, in the median. Marker and bell located on the southern end of the Esplanade/Fountain Square, next to the City Building landmark. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 S Fountain Street, Springfield OH 45502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oliver S. Kelly (a few steps from this marker); City Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Esplanade/Fountain Square (within shouting distance of this marker); John M. Temple (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Rogers Clark (about 700 feet away); H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (about 800 feet away); Floral Center Of The World (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Springfield's First Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
City Hall Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
2. City Hall Bell and Marker
Public Library in background, beyond railroad track.
Buckeye Bell Foundry mark on Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
3. Buckeye Bell Foundry mark on Bell
"Cincinnati, Ohio, 1849" on Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
4. "Cincinnati, Ohio, 1849" on Bell
Manufactured by Buckeye Bell Foundry.
City Hall Bell on Esplanade, Looking North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
5. City Hall Bell on Esplanade, Looking North
Landmark City Building on left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,279 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 4, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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