12/01/12 - 8:40pm
JUNEAU — An old bell tower with a new frame has been returned to its original location atop a historic Russian church in downtown Juneau.
The 609-pound bronze and iron cast bell, which was built in Saint Petersburg, Russia sometime in the 1850s, was tolled 12 times Saturday morning once in its rightful place.
“It takes time to get all of these old structures rebuilt, and it’s moving along now,” said Father Eugene Wozniak, the acting priest of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. “This is a visible sign now about where we are going.”