The Restoration of the

Lowell High School Clock

on Kirk Street . . .

Begun in May and finished

in November 2014.

Antique Clock Repairs,





James B. McKenna

Specializing in the Restoration and Sales of 18th and 19th Century Clocks


Some of the Steps in the

Restoration of the

Lowell High School Clock


This is the clock on Kirk Street at the 

beginning of the restoration . . . for many years students depended on this clock to assure them they would not be late for class.





Here the glass, stained glass panels, stained glass dials and hands have been removed. The copper case needed some restoration to the top where it had been damaged by falling ice. All the electrical connections and power

source was replaced.

A Thank You to All Involved in the Restoration of the Lowell High School Clock

They are Mickey Fearon and his cousin Donald; Stan at Merrimack Furniture; Dave Zaltzberg and Robert Nelson for saving and restoring the stained glass panels and dials; Rick and0 Ken Gariepy of Mammoth Road Glass; Walter at Electric Time who helped me design the system; and "Wiring Wizard Master", Dave Donovan.


I would also like to thank the Head Master of Lowell High School, Brian Martin,  for hiring me to do the restoration and his assistance with the funding for its completion.


And last, but not least, his secretary, Sue Francisco, who answered all of my calls and questions.


It was a  50/50  chance that this clock could be restored. The right blend of artist and tradesman made it all possible. Thank you again  for assisting me in its completion.

James B. McKenna

November 2014

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Watch a short video showing 

James McKenna

speaking about the

Lowell High School Clock and beginning the restoration work.

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James B. McKenna

16 Hovey Street

Dracut, Massachusetts 01826

978.957.7954  ~  978.888.8103


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