B.C. Courthouse Bell Tower

According to some, an arsonist set the courthouse (c.1887) ablaze on the night of December 5, 1972. The building was a total loss; it was replaced in 1976. After the fire clock parts were auctioned off for $35.00 and the 3,500 pound bell (made by the same makers of the Liberty Bell) was stored. The bell toll and the sight of the clock was missed causing a committee of locals to to form and bring about this clock tower in 1988, 100 years after the installation of the original clock.