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Courthouse Clock & Bell Tower Restoration
Construction Pictures

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.

View from the top of the tower

The expansive view north up Cunningham Avenue from the top of the old belltower

 Click 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

Pictures of the Clock & Bell Tower Dedication 8/29/2009

Click here for Pictures by Kay Rhodes Click here for Pictures by Gregg Knott Click here for Pictures by Bruce Hannon