Goffstown artisan gives new face to Wolfeboro tower
The four, 8-foot diameter clock faces, believed to be original to the 1890 building, also called Wolfeboro Town Hall, will be replaced with four new ones in the project headed up by Philip D'Avanza of D'Avanza Clock Repair, LLC, of Goffstown under the direction of town Planning and Development Director Rob Houseman.
Under bright blue skies last Thursday, workers tied off and lowered the faces with the help of a new bucket lift that D'Avanza had rented, and a crane from Andy's Crane Service. Jim Doherty of Target New England Historical Renovations did the trim and woodwork around the clock faces. By mid-afternoon, the winds had picked up. Crews took extra care by securing the clock faces with straps and ropes as they were lowered to the street.
Houseman said the town tapped into the Division of Historical Resources Conservation License Plate Grant Program (also known as the Moose Plate). The program pays for preservation projects for publicly owned historic buildings, bridges, cemeteries and other historically significant resources that are eligible for or listed to the state Register of Historic Places or the National Register of Historic Places. Brewster Memorial Hall is on the National Register of Historic Places.
From a distance of 65 feet up, the old clock faces at the tower appear in adequate condition. Seen up close after being lowered to the ground, however, the wear and tear on the clocks is as evident as wrinkles on an aging person.
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