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.
Courtesy of William James Walton, Sr. , Realtor, WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group
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