Clock Tower al­most com­plete

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

The18 foot tall clock tower that was de­signed for Henry Seth Tay­lor Place in down­town Stanstead is al­most ready. Lo­cal gran­ite ar­ti­sans worked to­gether to build the piece over the week­end dur­ing the Gran­ite Sym­po­sium at Granit Cen­tral. “All of the gran­ite pieces for the clock tower came from one twenty ton piece of Stanstead grey,” com­mented Claude Le­cours, the man­ager of Granit Cen­tral. “The tower is al­most fin­ished; the mech­a­nism for the clock still needs to be in­stalled,” he added. A plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing the gran­ite com­pa­nies and gran­ite work­ers who col­lab­o­rated on the project will also be in­stalled.

Val­ued at over $100,000, the clock tower will cost the town only a few thou­sand dol­lars thanks to

the con­tri­bu­tions in its fab­ri­ca­tion by the many lo­cal gran­ite com­pa­nies and gran­ite work­ers who vol­un­teered their time. The gran­ite ar­ti­sans who worked dur­ing the sym­po­sium on the project were: Michel Bor­nais, Dave Dubois, Regi­nald Dubois, Slavoljub Mar­janovec, Eric McCutcheon, Rock McCutcheon and An­dré Par­ent. Granit Cen­tral pres­i­dent, Robert Shel­don, also worked on the piece dur­ing the event. Richard Lacroix in­stalled the elec­tric­ity for the work­ers on site and Guy Cloutier, the de­signer of the piece, was also on hand for con­sul­ta­tions. The Stanstead IGA and A. Fluet et Fils were spon­sors of the event.

The clock, like many other projects in this town of late, should be in­stalled within two weeks, just in time for the ar­rival of the Ra­dio Canada film crew that is com­ing on Septem­ber 21st for a few days to film an episode of “La pe­tite se­duc­tion”.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Gran­ite work­ers Rock McCutcheon (left) and Dave Dubois were busy hand-carv­ing the let­ter­ing on the base for the 18 foot tall clock tower dur­ing last week­end’s gran­ite sym­po­sium at Granit Cen­tral.

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