Bell Tower Restoration Project

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The restoration of the historic Glendale Bell Tower has been completed!

The bell rings again at the Glendale Cemetery.  Years of consultation, planning, and fundraising enabled the project to begin earlier this year.  After seven months of careful, detailed work, the bell tower has been restored to its original magnificence and rings once again.  As the bell once did decades ago, it shall ring as funeral processions arrive at the gates to signify and honor those who will rest at the Glendale Cemetery.

The Board Members of the Friends of Glendale thank the following organizations and individuals for their contributions to the project:

Akron Community Foundation
Glenn R. & Alice V. Boggess Memorial FNDN
August W. & J. Belle Bowman Fund
Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust
Mary S. & David C. Corbin FNDN
FirstEnergy FNDN
Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Charitable FNDN
John V. Frank
James Hower
Otis A. & Kathy Hower
Howland Memorial Fund
Thomas & Virgina Knoll
Lehner Family FNDN
Joseph Lowden
Roberta & Stan Marks Charitable FNDN
Maynard Family FNDN
L.R. & L.Q. Moffitt FNDN
R.C. Musson & Katharine M. Musson Charitable FNDN
OMNOVA Solutions FNDN, Inc.
M. G. O'Neil FNDN
Gertrude F. Orr FNDN (ACF)
Robert O. & AnnaMae Orr Family FNDN
The Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial FNDN
SIGHT of Ohio/Laura Lyn
Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith FNDN
John & Nellie Tormey Trust (Challenge)
John & Nellie Tormey Trust (Challenge)
Vanguard Charitable (Wallerstein Family Fund)
Welty Family FNDN
Samuel Reese Willis FNDN, Inc.

We would also like to thank the following contractors for their expertise during the renovation and reconstruction of the bell and bell tower:

Architectural Restoration & Renovation Consultants (ARRC)
Braun & Steidl Architects
Ty Powers Construction Services
Christian & Son, Inc.
British Stone Works
Thompson Electric
Safway Services
TR Crane & Towing Services
Cavanaugh Building Corporation
Kozlowski Co.
C.O.I. Stone Work
Advanced Arboriculture
Verdin Bell & Clocks