Historic clock repaired after truck accident

BY BRIAN KELLER
FOR THE WEEKLY

O’FALLON – The historic Bank Clock affixed to the side of the O’Fallon Historical Society has been repaired following an accident in May.

On May 20 or shortly before, what was believed to be a truck jumped the curb and struck the bottom copper finial of the Bank Clock. Fortunately, the actual clockworks weren’t damaged but part of that bottom finial was crushed in and cracked.

In order to repair it, the finial was removed on June 28. Also at that time, parts of the clock including the hands, chimes and three of the faces were removed for their protection.

In addition to the repair, it was decided to move the clock up on the building about four feet. That should prevent a repeat of something hitting it while turning the corner.

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