Friday, October 15, 2010

A Show of Hands

The hands are back on the clock.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Clock parts are on their way up

Our tower clock is being repaired. Many parts, gears and axles originally installed in the 1920s, have broken. Our athletic repair man is going to carry the new parts up 120 feet to the clock.

Here are some photos of the clock mechanism plus a few photos from the tower.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Like Clockwork

The 870 lb. crate of clock parts is open. Our installer from the Verdin Company is carrying each gear and axle to the Cathedral's central tower.

He removed one piece of glass from each clock face to give himself access to the hands. Much of the internal gears are being replaced.
There is a very good chance that all four clock faces will have their hands back in place by this weekend.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Update: more wood over the doors is refinished

The front facade of the Cathedral looks great today. The last of the trim over the three front doors is finished. The painting crews put white primer on the wood over the doors. Cathedral employee John Dzurilla used a faux finish technique to give them the appearance of stained wood.

Here is a closeup of the finished door that leads to the "Work Sacristy," also known as the former choir practice room.