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Oxford in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hopewell Bell Tower

 
 
Hopewell Bell Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Hopewell Bell Tower Marker
Inscription. This bell tower was constructed from components saved from the demolition of what was last known as the Hopewell Elementary School and was previously the Oxford High School. The building was designed by W.L. Plack of Philadelphia and constructed in 1904-05.
The bell itself was cast in Sheffield England by Vickersons & Co. in 1867 and was initially installed in the bell tower of the Union School in 1868.
This project was carried out by the Oxford Area Historical Association with the help of many volunteers and donors from the Oxford community, with special recognition to the Oxford Area High School Class of 2000, whose donation enabled the start of the project.
Erected 2004-5
 
Location. 39° 46.854′ N, 75° 58.445′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Fifth Street and Hodgson Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Fifth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oxford PA 19363, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopewell Historic District (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lincoln University (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hosanna Meeting House
Hopewell Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. Hopewell Bell Tower
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Calvert Village (approx. 5.4 miles away in Maryland); Brick Meeting House (approx. 5.6 miles away in Maryland); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 5.6 miles away); In Memory of the Unknown Soldiers (approx. 5.6 miles away in Maryland); Blue Ball Tavern (approx. 6 miles away in Maryland).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,307 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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