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And Destination Hudson's "Where in Hudson is this" contest continues. The picture with a cross on top is the bell tower on top of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 55 Atterbury Road. I was lucky enough to be taking the picture at Holy Trinity when the bell starting playing a song. According to Father Joe, the bell chimes at most of the daily hours of prayer - 10 a.m., noon, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. They don't chime at 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. - Holy Trinity's attempt to keep the neighbors happy. The songs that play coincide with the liturgical calendar, so Advent songs are played during Advent, Lenten songs during Lent and so on. Patriotic songs are scheduled on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
The second is the spectacular cupola atop Seymour Hall at Western Reserve Academy. It is easily visible from College Street if you look to the east at the row of brick buildings called Brick Row. The original cupola, built in 1914, was taken down in 1964 for safety reasons. In the late 1980s, Henry Zielasko of Hudson used remnants and pictures of the old cupola to design the new one. It was then carefully crafted by Vincent Luce whose responsibility at Reserve was to keep the old buildings in great shape. It took him seven months to finish, and an article in the Reserve Record in June 1988 states he was proud of his work, but happy to be finished. Luce is quoted saying "this cupola is made of the best grade poplar and redwood. The dome and first stage are fully covered in copper sheeting. With the exception of two parts, the entire structure was built right here on campus." A crowd gathered with balloons on June 1, 1988 to watch a flatbed truck carry the cupola down Hudson Street, and a 65-foot crane lifted it into place.