Monday, May 15, 2006

St. Dominic’s Bell Cuts Loose

The 5,000 pound bell in the tower of the St. Dominic’s Church at the corner of Gray and High Street – currently the Maine Irish Heritage Center – fell from the top of the tower into the church’s basement on May 13th. The Portland Fire Department cordoned off the area around the church and temporarily evacuated adjacent apartment buildings.
Cracks are visible in the brick at the top of the tower, however, structural engineers examined the structure and declared it safe.


Blogger Michelle said...

Hee hee... nice headline, Ed! I just picture the venerable old chime hotstepping it up State Street and doing a cha-cha in Longfellow Square. Maybe the old fellow himself will get up and join in!!!

30 May, 2006 07:45  

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