Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Bell Has Returned! Part I

You may remember on January 16th of this year the historic bell in the tower of Station 16 on Division St. was removed and returned to the McShane Bell Foundry in Glen Burnie Maryland to be refurbished. This morning the bell was returned and placed at it's new home at the new Station 16 on Cypress St. I have to tell you the appearance of the the bell is magnificent. The Staff from McShane went about their work with the utmost of care and diligence and you can believe this was not a cake walk.
Mr. Bill Parker Jr., his son Bill Parker III owners
of McShane foundry along with George Malone removed the bell from it's trailer and set it precisely on the eight bolts set in the concrete base poured for this display. I am told the landscaping around the bell's display can now be finished and is slated to be done this coming week. What a beautiful artifact to welcome visitors to the new station.
Mr. Bill Parker Jr., Bill Parker III and George Malone work to on final preparations to the bell just prior to moving it from the parking lot to the permanent display near the entrance to the Heritage Center.

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