BIDDEFORD, Maine — It was just days away from being demolished, but a local historian stepped in last year and purchased the old Lincoln Mill Clock tower in Biddeford for one dollar.
Now, after a successful online fundraising campaign, there is enough money to move the 160-year-old clock tower to a secure location.
The next step will be to renovate the tower, get the clock working again, put a bell back inside and place it on display as a historical landmark in Biddeford.
“The roof needs to be fixed, but most of [the work needed] is cosmetic,” Victoria Eon of the Biddeford Mills Museum told CBS 13. “Most of it is a fresh coat of paint on it, putting the clock hands back on, putting the gold leaf back on the numbers — having it restored and closer to the ground, we hope that people can actually go up in it.”