Saving the old DHS clock tower

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DENISON, Tex. -- The fate of the old Denison High School clock tower is still yet to be determined. City officials say they are still in negotiations with the contractor to see if the clock tower can be saved.

Several organizations have shown interest in purchasing the clock tower, but it is still unclear whether or not it can be brought down intact.

Officials say they expect to make a decision in the next couple of weeks.

From October 1............
DENISON, Tex. -- It's one of the last parts of the old Denison High School left standing. The Denison City Council discussed ways to save the clock tower in the meeting Monday night..

The contractor's latest estimate to safely remove the clock tower is about $38,000. He told city officials that he plans to remove the tower in one piece, but may have to break it into multiple pieces in the excavation.

City leaders have previously discussed saving the clock tower and using it as part of a new library. Many members of the community have expressed also interest in saving the recognizable piece of the old building.

Shelly McBride, who was not involved in the efforts to save the Old High School, spoke in the meeting. He said those who were rallying to save the building do not plan to contribute to save the clock tower. He described their point of view as "too little, too late."

The council authorized Mayor Robert Brady to negotiate saving the clock tower up to $38,000.

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