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GALLERY: Clock tower rises over Main Street

  • McQuillen Place was topped with it's signature clock tower on a July morning with about 40 people watching it's rise, standing on the sidewalk and bringing lawn chairs. Press photo by Kate Hayden

  • Crews prepare to raise the McQuillen Place clock tower early Thursday morning.

  • Community members take pictures as they watch construction crews prepare to raise McQuillen Place's clock tower.

  • A crew member positions the clock tower into place Thursday morning. The main raising was finished by 9:30 a.m.

  • Developer Charley Thomson applauds with some members of the crowd as the McQuillen Place clock tower is settled into place.

  • Charles City Council member Jerry Joerger congratulates developer Charley Thomson at the end of the clock's raising.

  • Community members linger on the corner of Main and Clark streets Thursday morning.

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