Digital History at Ursinus

Bomberger Tower Razed

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Title

Bomberger Tower Razed

Description

Weather and age have compromised the structure of Bomberger Tower. For safety reasons bits and pieces of it were removed, but nothing was rebuilt yet because of a lack of funds.

Source

Ursinusiana, The Grizzly, 1978-1979, October 27, 1978, pg 1.

Date

October 27, 1978

Language

English

Identifier

The Grizzly, October 27, 1978

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Text

Bomberger Hall has taken on a slightly different appearance. The orange bell tower, which is a Collegeville landmark, was removed this week for safety precautions. A check by the maintenance department over the summer revealed a deterioration in the structure of the tower. The weather has caused a general rotting of the wood and a loosening of nails. There was a good possibility that tiles could work free or the entire structure could come crashing down. Lloyd Kershner of Norristown was called in to remove the tower. At the present time the college does not have the finances to replace it.

Original Format

School newspaper article

Files

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Citation

“Bomberger Tower Razed,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed July 5, 2020, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/314.