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Marshfield in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell

 
 
Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, November 4, 2007
1. Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  Raised May 29, 1901 • Removed Nov. 28, 1962

This 1,982 pound bell tolled the hours, served as community fire alarm and summoned volunteer firemen to meetings for more than four decades. The clock mechanism failed during World War II and the bell was retired from fire service in 1949. It was removed from its aging tower as a safety measure.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 29, 1925.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 44° 39.09′ N, 90° 11.082′ W. Marker was in Marshfield, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker was at the intersection of South Central Avenue and West 17th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Central Avenue. Marker is in Wildwood Park. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1800 South Central Avenue, Marshfield WI 54449, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Engine 2442 (within shouting distance of this marker); World's Largest Round Barn
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(approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); September 11th Patriots Day (approx. ¾ mile away); Governor William H. Upham House (approx. one mile away); Marshfield Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); Tower Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Eli Winch House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshfield.
 
Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, November 4, 2007
2. Marshfield's City Hall Clock and Fire Bell Marker
Background: Soo Line Steam Locomotive 2442, class F-22 2-8-0, built by American Locomotive Company, Schenectady Works, May 1911 (#49785). State/National Register #09000310.
Former City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, November 4, 2007
3. Former City Hall
Now known as Tower Hall; located at 110 East Second Street, at South Maple Avenue.
Tower Hall Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, November 4, 2007
4. Tower Hall Plaque
Built as Marshfield's City Hall. The building also included the library and the fire department.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,877 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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