Withrow’s Clock Tower Radiant at Night

tower_night384x384That headline and picture first appeared as an article in our Fall of 2007 Tower News following the complete restoration of Withrow’s clock mechanisms and facings.  The response of Alumni to financially support the restoration was overwhelming.  For the next nine years (or approximately 35,000 hours), the Clock facings did radiate at night like a beacon in the sky. Unfortunately, today, the current lighting system is now beyond repair; and all 48 florescent bulbs and ballasts are burnt out.  Board member Dave Blocksom ’68 (retired from a career in residential construction) thoroughly researched lighting options and presented to the Board of Trustees a plan to replace the lighting system with energy efficient LED lights in water proof housings.  The new system will have an approximate life of 20 years.  The cost to replace the system for all four clock faces is $6,700.  Your Board encourages YOUR support of any amount to keep the clock tower radiant at night.  You can make a donation to Relight the Clock Tower by clicking HERE.


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