Hersey Memorial Building (Old Bangor City Hall) Bell
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 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.
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