Saturday, June 25, 2016

Potter County Courthouse Bell Will Ring Again

Potter County Today 
A historic bell that hangs in the tower of the Potter County Courthouse will ring once again. The Potter County Commissioners approved a $7,600 contract with Verdin Company to install automatic ringing equipment on the bell. It can be programmed to chime on the hour or for special occasions. Funds for the work were raised by Coudersport Mayor Brenda Whitman, who is being assisted in the public service project by machinist Bill Daly. Precautions will be taken to assure that the new equipment will not damage the bell or its housing in the clock tower. The bell was donated to Potter County by Timothy Ives. One of Coudersport’s earliest inhabitants, Ives built a general merchandise store, was elected county treasurer and later served as judge. (Photo by Curt Weinhold)