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Parliament Clocktower Bell

 
 
Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 24, 2008
1. Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker
Inscription.  This bell was taken from the ruins of the clock tower destroyed by fire February 3, 1916. "The fire raged fiercely for hours. The main tower was not touched until about 11 p.m., and one of the most pathetic incidents of the night, which moved the spectators, was the striking of the midnight hour by the old tower clock. There seemed almost a human touch as its familiar tones boomed out from the mass of flames." From the 1916 report of the Deputy Minister of Public Works.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1830.
 
Location. 45° 25.417′ N, 75° 41.917′ W. Marker is in Downtown Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa. Marker can be reached from Wellington Street. Located amongst other historic markers and monuments surrounding the Parliament Building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downtown Ottawa ON K1A 0A6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Albert Harper (within shouting distance of this marker); Canada’s Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry Fox 1958 -1981
Parliament Clocktower Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nate Davidson, June 24, 2008
2. Parliament Clocktower Bell
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 100 Wellington Street / 100, Rue Wellington (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council (within shouting distance of this marker); Asbury College (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Thomas D'Arcy McGee (about 150 meters away); The Fight for Canada / La Lutte Pour Le Canada, 1812-1815 (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown Ottawa.
 
Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, May 10, 2015
3. Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker
Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, May 10, 2015
4. Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nathan Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022