Rochester’s Back to the Future House Will Have Real DeLorean!
Tonight, watch Back to the Future with your kids so tomorrow, October 31st, you can take 'em to see Rochester Minnesota's Back to the Future Halloween House! Not only will you and your kids love it, they'll have a donation bucket for the Rochester Clock and Bell Tower Restoration Fund. Scroll down for all the info.
In case you've forget how the two are connected...
Wait...will there be a clock tower?
YEP! There's a clock tower.
Will there be a DeLorean?
A DeLorean will be on site Saturday from 4 - 8 PM. See the clocktower, the time-traveling car model, and the coolest looking yard display this side of Hill Valley! You'll probably be the neighborhood anyway since Spooky Slattery is running a block away from the Back to the Future house from 3-4 on Halloween.
Click on the Facebook post above to see all the flyers and such.
The Click and Bell Tower
Never heard of the Clock/Bell tower? It's been a part of Rochester for a long time. From the City of Rochester -
Central Fire Station was constructed in Rochester in 1898 on the south side of Fourth Street and South Broadway. A bell tower clock, made by prominent clockmaker Seth Thomas, was built with the station at a cost to the city of $3,500. The clock and its’ 1,200 pound bell were used to sound the hours and to summon the city's firefighters.
The clock was eventually relocated to the Mayo Civic Center, where it remained until 2015. Because of the renovations at the civic center, staff moved the bell and clock parts to a temporary storage location.
In 2015, The Rochester Fire Department began spearheading an effort to bring back the clock tower and bell back to Fire Station # 1.
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