FORT DODGE, Iowa — Webster County officials say they’re looking for a company that can fix the courthouse’s iconic clock tower.
County Supervisor Merrill Leffler tells The Messenger newspaper (http://bit.ly/2501kDC ) that the county will likely hire a company from Minneapolis to restore the 114-year-old clock tower. The tower’s four-faced clock no longer keeps time.
Leffler says the restoration of the clock tower, the clock and its mechanisms will cost the county about $20,000.
The green, copper-domed clock was built with the rest of the courthouse in 1902. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The clock’s current mechanisms were installed in 1994 and had some work done in 2001. The mechanism that rings the bell every hour still works, but Leffler says the whole system needs to be replaced.
Information from: The Messenger, http://www.messengernews.net