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Bangor in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell

 
 
Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Marker
Inscription.

This 1800 pound bell was cast by the Clinton H. Meneely Bell Co., Troy, New York for installation in the Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) where it was dedicated on July 4, 1894.

At the dedication each councilman pulled the bell rope to have the bell ring 1-8-9-4. The ceremony was followed by a large parade. The bell rang the time of curfew until 1952 when its use was discontinued because of structural weakness in the bell tower.

In 1969, when the Old City Hall was demolished, it was removed from the tower and in 1974 it was placed in this location.


 
Location. 44° 48.181′ N, 68° 46.184′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Maine, in Penobscot County. Marker is on Harlow Street (U.S. 2) north of State Street (U.S. 2), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker and bell are about 200 feet SSE of City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Bangor ME 04401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hannibal Hamlin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saltonstall's Naval Fleet Gun (about 400 feet away); Samuel de Champlain (about 400 feet away); A Place of Meeting (about
Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
2. Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell and Marker
Park Street in background
400 feet away); Spanish Bronze Cannon (about 400 feet away); Norumbega Parkway (about 500 feet away); War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bangor.
 
Also see . . .  Bangor In Focus: Urban Renewal.
Includes a photo of the Old City Hall and its loss through 1960s Urban Renewal
(Submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsMan-Made Features
 
Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
3. Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell
Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Foundry image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
4. Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Foundry
Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
5. Hersey Memorial Bldg (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell Detail
Corner Stone laid July 4, A.D. 1893
Dedicated to the Public July 4, A.D. 1894
<i>City Hall, Bangor, ME.</i> - former home of the Hersey Memorial Building Bell image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. City Hall, Bangor, ME. - former home of the Hersey Memorial Building Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on December 1, 2017.
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