William's Places: Club Chaos Eye Candy - Waterbury, CT Clock Tower

Club Chaos Eye Candy - Waterbury, CT Clock Tower

Waterbury's Clock Tower

Visible from almost any vantage point in the city at least a mile away and as you approach the city from the main arteries (I84 or Route 8), the Clock Tower is one of Waterbury's oldest and most famous landmarks.

The Clock Tower was built as part of the city's Union Station back in 1909 at the height of Waterbury's dominance of the region as an industrial and transportaion center, and to represent visibly the most famous product of the area - Waterbury was the birthplace of the Waterbury Clock and Watch Manufacturing Company, which we know today as Timex. It was added at the behest of a railroad executive who had travelled to Italy, and is modelled after the Torre del Magnia in Siena, Italy. The tower houses the largest clock in the New England region, and a bell which can be heard from the surrounding hills every hour on the hour.

Today, the Clock Tower and the Union Station are the home of the Waterbury Republican-American, the Greater Waterbury area's newspaper, and railroad service is provided by the Connecticut DOT.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • May 02 2009 08:42AM

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Nice picture. I have got to get my act together to participate in this contest. It's a nice day--maybe I can do it today!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 11 years ago

Hi William: I use to deliver that newspaper - the afternoon edition and the Sunday edition.

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 11 years ago

Matt - You and me both - as a kid and as an adult (with my hybrid back in 2007. God, I miss that car....). Except, I delivered the morning edition as an adult...I wonder if they even have an evening edition anymore...

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 11 years ago

Those are some interesting photos, William.  Thank you for sharing them and a little history about the place.

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 11 years ago

William - With Waterbury being one of the most historic areas in Connecticut your post about the clock tower terrific.

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) over 11 years ago

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