The clock in the City Hall clock tower will tell time once again! On January 15, the City Council approved using part of the Vote Your Main Street funds to return the clock to working condition. Balzer Family Clock Works very carefully took apart the clock on March 28 and will work to make repairs over the next several months. They will be sharing updates on their website as they complete the restoration process. The clock is expected to be reinstalled in October 2019.
No City funds will be used to complete this work. Thank you to those who supported this project during the online voting period!
Biddeford, We Did It!
Thanks to YOUR votes (nearly 85,000 of them!), Heart of Biddeford has received a $150,000 grant from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to restore the City Hall clock tower! The funding will be used to bring the clock back to working order and repair the four faces of decorative work outside the clock room.
With your support, Biddeford was able to end the contest in 3rd place out of twenty communities nationwide. Whether you voted daily or just once, THANK YOU! You can learn more details about the results of the contest in our press release.
A special thank you to Heart of Biddeford for selecting our clock tower when applying for this grant and for the many hours spent rallying the community around this landmark.
What time is it? It’s time to restore the clock tower!
You can watch a great segment of "Believe in Biddeford" that discusses the clock tower below!