Hallsville School's Tower Clock will be restarted Friday
Manchester's Hallsville Elementary School, seen in this vintage postcard was built in 1891. The clock on the school tower, which has not worked in close to 25 years, will resume ticking on Monday. (COURTESY)
Friday morning, they will be counting down by minutes as they wait for the manually-wound clock to begin ticking again.
"They spearheaded the project," said Otero. Members of Brennan's family are invited to the ceremony Friday that begins at 9 a.m. with awards presentations.
Brennan will be honored, at the ceremony, along with two previous longtime Hallsville principals, James Davenport and Alderman William Shea.
Otero said she has been using the time leading up to the re-start to educate the students about Hallsville facts. Every week there is a new piece of Hallsville history. Sometimes its a question that requires research to find the answer and sometimes it's just a piece of information, like that the statue of Abraham Lincoln that is now at Manchester High School Central used to be at Hallsville.
"The bell rang for them to go home for lunch and again for them to come back," she said. Otero said students had a hard time imagining what it was like before watches and smart phones were used to tell time.
Otero has been up in the tower and said: "To me it was breathtaking."
But there will be photos of the mechanism on display and there will be pictures of the view from each direction, taken from the tower. A virtual trip to the tower, said Otero.
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