Oxford School Cupola Almost Ready To Be Put Back
Fairhaven can look forward to seeing the historic Oxford bell tower back in it's skyline.
At Monday's Board of Selectmen meeting, the Bell Committee announced the cupola's restoration progress after being taken down last October.
The committee has been working with the Stratford Capital Group to restore the bell tower while the Oxford School is converted into affordable housing for people 62 years or older.
The cupola was originally taken off to retrieve the Paul Revere bell, which is currently in storage until the town builds a permanent display for it at town hall.
The North Fairhaven Improvement Association has offered to find a replacement bell for the cupola before it's put back up.
Selectman Charlie Murphy said the cupola project wouldn't have been possible without the efforts from the Bell Committee and the NFIA, but especially from volunteering and donations from Keith Silvia Custom Builders, and other members of the community.
"Putting [the cupola] back into the skyline of Fairhaven is something that is definitely missing right now. So, I just would like to thank them. I think its a great idea to have things back to the way they used to be," Murphy told WBSM News.
Bell Committee chairman Doug Brady said he hopes to have the bell tower back up by the end of November, but an official approval from the Stratford Group is needed first.
If a replacement bell is found, Brady said Keith Silvia's company could make changes to the cupola to house whatever is offered.