After 1999 Fire, New Legacy at Lowville's Four CornersPosted: Updated:
In October of 1999, a devastating fire burned at the four corners in Downtown Lowville, which left it unrepaired until the last few months. The Lowville Lions Club proudly introduced a brand new clock tower and park space to the community with a celebratory ribbon cutting.
"With the help of the community and with the support of the community, this is where we are," Sheree Vora, former president of the Lowville Lions Club said.
Vora said two years worth of planning went into the project and the results have certainly paid off.
"I think now when people come into Lowville, it's a "wow moment." 'Wow, this is my hometown.' And it's something... It's a vision to behold," Vora said.
The clock stands tall at the corner of Dayan and South State streets in downtown Lowville. It's embellished with golden lions and the names of all the businesses and people that contributed to the renovation.
Mayor Donna Smith said this project was a long time coming and although it's not yet completed, she's happy to see her vision become a reality.
"Now the downtown corner of our village is a pretty place to see or to park or to utilize," Smith said. "Really exciting that this mini dream of mine has come true."
Smith also said the Lions Club plans to install a new flagpole and informational signs to complete the project, adding a new piece of history to the heart of the village.