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Gay Street Clock

Artist

Brown Street Clock Co.

Artwork Owner
City of Columbus
Description:

The clock had been originally located in front of the M.D. Hohenstein Jewelry Store at 21 East Gay Street and was installed in 1920. In 1926, Hohenstein moved his store and clock to the Neil House location. The clock was donated to COSI in 1980 after the closing of Neil... Read more

The clock had been originally located in front of the M.D. Hohenstein Jewelry Store at 21 East Gay Street and was installed in 1920. In 1926, Hohenstein moved his store and clock to the Neil House location. The clock was donated to COSI in 1980 after the closing of Neil House. COSI donated the clock to the City of Columbus so that it could be restored and relocated to its original Gay Street location.

Dates

Made: 1920
Installed: 2013

Plaque Text

"I have lived in the East now for nearly thirty years now, but many of my books prove that I am never very far away from Ohio in my thoughts, and that the clocks that strike in my dreams are often the clocks of Columbus. The restoration of this historic street clock is a gift from the downtown residents to the citizens of Columbus in celebration of Columbus' bicentennial. It was made possible through the generosity of the following organizations: Downtown Residents' Association of Columbus City of Columbus Capital Crossroads SID Columbus Downtown Development Corporation United Way"

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Historic Clock
Address:

21 E Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
(614) 591-4565 (phone)

Materials

Cast iron

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