Haltom’s Clock – Main

This 2-1/2 ton cast-iron clock has graced Fort Worth’s downtown sidewalks since 1914. The clock has stood in front of Haltom’s jewelry stores at two previous locations, 614 Main St. (1914-1973) and 701 Houston (1973-1988). Manufactured by E. Howard & Co. of Boston, it is a memento from an earlier era when sidewalk clocks were a gracious and civic minded form of advertising. An electrical unit replaced the clock’s original mechanism in 1972. It was moved to its current location in Sundance Square in 1988. The Haltom’s clock may be eligible for the National Register as a unique example of an endangered streetscape element.

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