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Parliament Clocktower Bell

 
 
Parliament Clocktower Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 45° 25.417′ N, 75° 41.917′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from Wellington Street. Touch for map. Located amongst other historic markers and monuments surrounding the Parliament Building. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canada’s Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Terry Fox 1958 -1981 (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); Women Are Persons! (about 180 meters away); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C.
Parliament Clocktower Bell image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 24, 2008
2. Parliament Clocktower Bell
(about 180 meters away); Nicholas Sparks (about 210 meters away); The Rideau Waterway (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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