Old Clock at Zion's First National Bank - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 46.015 W 111° 53.475
12T E 424780 N 4513264
Quick Description: For many years people planning on getting together in downtown Salt Lake City would simply say "I'll meet you at The Old Clock".
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2010 9:18:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM9MY1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member scrambler390
Views: 23

Long Description:
The Old Clock

Dedicated to Roy W. Simmons and I. J. "Izzy" Wagner
February 2,2007

Friends and business partners, Roy Simmons and I. J. "Izzy" Wagner spent more than half a century building businesses - including Zions Bank - and improving their communities. The time they devoted to enhancing beauty, culture, and history in Salt Lake City continues to benefit the city and its citizens.

Among the historic landmarks in Salt Lake City, few have provided such continuous service as the "Old Zions Bank Clock". While no official account tells the story, tradition says the clock arrived in the 1870's in a wagon pulled bu oxen. The foundry mark on the base of the clock shows the Robert Wood & Co. in Philadelphia cast it in iron shortly after the end of Civil War.

Originally installed within 30 feet of this site, the clock continues to withstand the test of time. A diversion from City Creek, which ran down Main Street, originally drove a water wheel that operated the clock. Later, the clock kept time with springs and wet cell batteries. By 1912, the original gears had been replaced and the clock was connected to the new electricity system in the bank. In 2007, the clockworks was rewired and restructured. Old paint was sandblasted off the ironwork, and the surface was refinished.

The Old Zions Bank clock is listed on both the state and national historical registries.

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Over the years it has been powered by, in turn, a water wheel, hand wound springs, an electric motor powered by wet cell batteries then standard line voltage then by a master clock in the bank.
Street address:
102 S Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
84101


County / Borough / Parish: Salt Lake County

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: Landscape

Current function: Landscape

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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