March 12, 1987 |
A proposed clock tower on East Glenside Avenue has been unanimously approved by the Cheltenham Zoning Board, but Abraham Lincoln's face won't be beaming from its side. Representatives for the owners of the Forst Pavilion building presented elaborate colorful renderings of the proposed 60-foot-high and 12-foot-by-12- foot tower to the board Monday night. The zoning code permits structures no higher than 40 feet in a residential zone. The tower is to be built atop an existing building that will be occupied by Lincoln Investment Planning Inc. and Right Time/Econometrics Inc. investment firms.
August 28, 1997 |
More than two years have passed since sleepy Haddon Heights awoke to a barrage of gunfire that killed two law-enforcement officers. The violent encounter with a gun-toting recluse, who had a sex change to become a go-go dancer, took the lives of Haddon Heights patrolman John Norcross, 24, and Camden County investigator John McLaughlin, 37. The two men are remembered as heroes who died to protect their community. Construction of a clock tower to be built in their honor will begin this month outside the municipal building on Station Avenue.
May 13, 1993 |
Plans to build a community stadium with the money the borough had inherited to build a chime clock tower have been scrapped because they do not meet the terms of the benefactor's will, officials said Monday at a Borough Council meeting. "The will is clear that the money can only be used to build and maintain a clock tower," said attorney Deborah Oreo, who was filling in for Borough Solicitor Norman L. Goldberg. After officials publicized their hope to build the stadium last month, Oreo said, the attorneys for the estate of Elsie Wright, who left the $483,000 to the borough, told officials they could not go ahead with the plan.
September 18, 1994 |
As the 76-year-old resident meandered along West Main Street through the hustle and bustle of Maple Shade's 22d annual sidewalk sale, he noticed a new face in town. "I just looked up and there it was," said William Bopp, who has lived here since 1978. "It" was a new clock tower dressed in copper and brass, the clock's face framed in stained glass, on a corner at North Forklanding Road and West Main Street. Maple Shade welcomed the new four-faced timepiece into its community with a shindig complete with live music, speeches from local politicians, and plenty of hot dogs and cotton candy last weekend.
March 19, 1993 |
This much is known about Elsie S. Wright: She had a knack for picking stocks. She married one of her teachers at Temple University. She lived in the Wright mansion on 3.5 acres in the tiny borough of Folcroft. And she didn't want the community to forget her when she was gone. So this week, Wright - who died in 1970 - reached back from the grave to make sure. She gave the town $483,000. There is just one hitch: The Delaware County community must use the money to build a "chime clock tower.
September 9, 2010 |
For 104 years, the bell at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in hilly, blue-collar Manayunk has joyfully summoned the faithful to prayer, celebrated marriages, and marked the ends of wars. Now, in a city whose many sacred symbols include a cracked bell, someone has filed a complaint to silence St. John's 5,000-pound bronze casting. Not completely. Just in the morning. At 7. That's when it rings 18 times for the Angelus. The official reason: It's too loud. The Rev. James A. Lyons, pastor of St. John's, received a warning letter last week from the city Health Department.
December 23, 1994 |
The clock tower on Delmar Drive in Folcroft Borough will soon be chiming the hours. Elsie Wright, who died in 1970, left a bequest of nearly a half- million dollars to build the tower, which will also be able to play 200 two- to three-minute tunes. The computerized clock, between the library and firehouse, is 40 feet high and has a 25-bell carillon.
August 11, 1990 |
On April 16, six score and five years and two days after John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the Cheltenham Township Zoning Hearing Board shot down what some called a monument to the fallen leader. The funeral was yesterday in the Wyncote section of the township. The deceased was a huge, bold graphic of Lincoln's face atop a 60-foot-high clock tower in front of Lincoln Investment Planning Inc. at 218 Glenside Ave. A bugler played "Taps" while a man in Civil War dress sat silently on horseback.
May 28, 1998 |
The sky's the limit now for Rocky and Adrian. The two rare peregrine falcons took their crucial first flights yesterday from the City Hall clock tower - scarcely a day after Daily News readers gave them their unofficial names. "Both Rocky and Adrian fledged today," Game Commission birdwatcher Ed Fingerhood said after rushing down to City Hall to confirm reports of the young raptors' successful flight. The two-pound fledglings sailed up to a ledge on the clock tower above their 25th-floor nest, rather than fluttering down to a lower level.
November 1, 1994 |
LEANING TOWER OF LONDON UNLIKELY, SAY ENGINEERS The British Parliament's Big Ben clock tower may be starting to tilt very slightly but is unlikely to become the Leaning Tower of London, engineers said Sunday. The 135-year-old clock tower housing the mellow-toned bell that looms over Westminster has shifted 0.12 inch to the east over the last two weeks, Sunday newspapers said, blaming nearby tunneling. Exploratory work for an extension to London's subway network passes between 65 and 130 feet under the houses of Parliament and the clock tower.