Courthouse Clock & Bell Tower Restoration
The bell and clock faces were removed from the tower on June 11, 2008.
Roessler Construction of Rantoul, Illinois is the general contractor on the
clock & bell tower reconstruction and courthouse tuck pointing project. It
is estimated that the entire project will be completed by August, 2009.
The entire clock & bell tower will be removed from the building, the footings
will be examined and a new clock & bell tower will be constructed that will
include a steel superstructure in compliance with current building codes.
GlassFX of Champaign, Illinois is refurbishing the clock faces. Here
are some pictures of the bell & clock faces being removed from the tower. Click
on the thumbnail images to enlarge them.
The expansive view north up Cunningham Avenue from the top of the old belltower
here for pictures of lowering the old bell
Click here for pictures of the clock face coming down
Click here for pictures of the demolition of the old tower
Click here for pictures of the raising of the spire
Click here to view April updates to the Clock & Bell Tower
Click here for June Clock & Bell Tower Pictures
Click here for August Clock & Bell Tower Pictures