The Clock Watching Over Us: Historic Preservation of New England's Tower Clocks

Tower and church clocks have watched over our communities for generations and serve as focal points for town centers. These clock mechanisms may be rarely seen, but are appreciated by those who have the opportunity to explore their design and history. Discover the skill and passion required to keep these fascinating time machines working and learn what the future holds for their preservation.  

Philip D'Avanza has been in the clock repair business for over thirty years. Since 1990, he has focused on tower clock repair on historic structures throughout New England. D'Avanza has worked on numerous historic tower projects, (including the former B.M.C. Durfee High School, now the Fall River Probate & District Court) and is thoroughly familiar with the guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings established by the Secretary of the Interior.

In 1994, Philip received a Historic Preservation Award from the Manchester Historic Association for his "dedication and commitment to the preservation of Historic Resources in the City of Manchester, New Hampshire."  Philip D'Avanza is a proud member of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since 1977. 

Free and open to all

Sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library

Event Location: 
Salem Family Auditorium (Second Floor)