The Lincoln Academy bell tower, an iconic symbol of our historic town academy, will undergo significant repairs in the fall of 2023.
Due to significant structural issues, the pillared belfry and bell was removed from its perch atop the LA main building in October of 2023 for much-needed restoration. The white pillars and roof of the belfry will be replaced, and the structural beams that support the tower from basement to roof will be stabilized.
Upon removing the bell from the tower, we discovered that the bell itself is a Hooper Bell that was cast in Boston in 1854 by Henry Hooper, who was trained in Paul Revere’s foundry. We are pleased to report that the bell itself is in excellent condition, something we didn’t know until after it was removed and we were able to inspect it on the ground.
As we give our bell the attention and care it deserves, we are collecting stories about the bell and its symbolic role at Lincoln Academy, as well as raising funds to support the restoration project.