New Bern to install newly-restored City Hall Clock this week

New Bern

City of New Bern, N.C.

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT)

The City of New Bern says, starting on Wednesday, crews from Verdin Bells and Clocks will begin installing newly-restored clock parts in its City Hall Clock Tower.

According to City of New Bern officials, the original City Hall was built in 1897 as a Federal Courthouse, U.S. Customs Office and Post Office, but was purchased by the city in 1937.

The building was initially built without a clock tower, but shortly after its construction, James Knox Taylor designed the clock tower, which included a Seth Thomas four-face clock, according to city officials.

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