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Durand in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sandula Clock Tower

 
 
Sandula Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
1. Sandula Clock Tower Marker
Inscription.  This clock was built in the early 1950's by John Sandula at the age of 76. John Sandula copied the clock housing and works from his memory of a 156 year old Hungarian Cathedral Clock. It only differs from it's European counterpart by the figures that strike the bells, John Sandula choosing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The historical bells were obtained by John Sandula from the First United Methodist Church of Durand, built in 1869. Originally, the clock stood atop the Simplicity Engineering Manufacturing complex on Oak Street.

A miniature replica that was also built by John Sandula is in the museum at the base of the tower.
 
Erected 1996 by Durand Rotary Club and City of Durand.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 42° 54.643′ N, 83° 59.074′ W. Marker is in Durand, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and North Shiawassee Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durand MI 48429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Sandula Clock Tower and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2018
2. Sandula Clock Tower and Marker
least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durand Railroad History / The Knights Templar Special (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durand Union Station (about 800 feet away); Governor Parsons (approx. 8 miles away); Corunna Public Schools / Shiawassee Street School (approx. 8.3 miles away); Maple River (approx. 8.3 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 8.3 miles away); Shiawassee County Courthouse (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hugh McCurdy / Hugh McCurdy Park (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durand.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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