24 January 2012

Tucson's historical time piece ~

This working two-faced clock on Church near Congress is a charming piece of Tucson history. The clock stood in front of the original Daniel's Jewelers (opened in 1926) until the store was sold in 1962 to Gordon's Jewelers. A grass roots effort by city employees fought the City Council's attempt to remove the clock (it violated their new sign codes). Gordon's spent $18,000 to have the clock refurbished and it was placed in its current location in the 1980's. A citizens' victory to retain a bit of Tucson's history ~ and how nice is it to have a beautiful working clock, too!

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