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Thomaston in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
1. Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks Marker
Inscription.
Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks
In 1872 Seth Thomas Clock Company began manufacturing Tower Clocks. Considered to be a sample of high quality workmanship and an ingenious mechanical feat, Tower Clocks are an architecturally important finger-print of our past.

Thomaston Town Hall Tower Clock
In 1883, the planning and construction of Thomaston's Town Hall was supervised by R. W Hill of Waterbury, CT. The structure embodies an impressive Seth Thomas Tower Clock helping to portray a sense of artistic creativity and engineering ingenuity. The Town Hall building created a symbolic identity that permanently altered Thomaston's appearance.

Congregational Church Tower Clock
In 1836, Seth Thomas generously donated the land for the first Congregational Church. As an active parishioner, he also contributed considerably to the planning and building of the church. The Tower Clock originally had a wood movement mechanism installed by Eli Terry. The present brass movement mechanism was installed in 1890. This movement apparatus subsequently was moved to the Church's lobby in 1980, enabling easier access for maintenance and viewing.

Seth Thomas Clock Company's Tower Clock
In 1915, the last Seth Thomas Building was constructed. Its imposing Tower
Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
2. Thomastonís Three Tower Clocks Marker
Clock capped the building designating it as the headquarters of the Seth Thomas Clock Company. The symbol of the clock was most important to reinforce the building's identity and highlight the corporate Clock manufacturing purpose.
 
Location. 41° 40.455′ N, 73° 4.357′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located in Kenea Park. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston CT 06787, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomaston Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomaston Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomaston World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fr. Michael J. McGivney (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomaston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomaston World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomaston Revolutionary Soldiers (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seth Thomas (clockmaker) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 7, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Thomaston Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
3. Thomaston Town Hall

2. Seth Thomas Clock Company on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 7, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Seth Thomas Company History at ClockHistory.com. (Submitted on November 7, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Thomaston Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
4. Thomaston Congregational Church
Seth Thomas Clock Company image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 4, 2015
5. Seth Thomas Clock Company
The building is now an office and light manufacturing condominium.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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