Holley’s landmark clock again tells time

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – The dominant church tower in Holley’s Public Square hasn’t told time for many years. But that changed last week when the four clocks where fixed.

The clock faces had been bare in recent years, but Glenn Hughson, owner of the former United Methodist church building, put back the clocks and their mechanical systems.

“People are real happy,” said Mary Ellen Ridley, Holley’s deputy village clerk. “Many residents really missed the clock.”

Hughson used a state Main Street grant to help pay for the $17,310 project, which included new front doors for the former church, which is now used for apartments. The state funds covered 75 percent of the costs.

Jonathan Ross, owner of Jonathan’s in the Public Square, has one of the best views of the church tower and clock from his bakery and coffee shop.

Ross said many of the long-time residents appreciate seeing the functioning clock tower.

“It’s nice to see that it’s working,” Ross said.