New bell installed at Old Capitol

December 30, 2002
Monday, December 30, 2002

New bell being installed at the Old Capitol
More than a year after the 2001 fire, a replacement bell was installed in the cupola of the Old Capitol. The Meneely West Troy bell that currently occupies the tower weighs approximately 1500 pounds and bears the inscription, "MENEELY WEST TROY BELL CAST BETWEEN 1860-1890 REPLACES THE 1864 MENEELY BELL DESTROYED IN THE 11-20-01 FIRE. INSTALLED 2002." The 1864 bell that was destroyed in the fire is currently on display in the ground floor rotunda of the Old Capitol Museum.