Durand in Shiawassee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sandula Clock Tower
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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 42° 54.643′ N, 83° 59.074′ W. Marker is in Durand, Michigan, in Shiawassee County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durand MI 48429, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 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); Oakwood Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Gaines Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Village Of Gaines / Gaines Depot (approx. 4½ miles away); Byron (approx. 6.3 miles away); Ellen May Tower / Spanish-American War Nurse (approx. 6.3 miles away); Byron Veterans Plaque (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durand.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.