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Harrisburg in Saline County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Saline County Courthouse Clock

 
 
Saline County Courthouse Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 15, 2017
1. Saline County Courthouse Clock Marker
Inscription.  This Clock was preserved by the Saline County Historical Society and donated to Harrisburg Operation Pride for the people of Saline County. The clock and the bell was manufactured by the Howard Clock Company of Boston, Mass. and was in use from 1904 to 1967 in the old Courthouse.

Saline County Historical Society
Board of Directors
Frank Curtin * Victor Humm * William Putnam * Brenda Humm * Connie Uzzle * Marie Bauman * Dr. James M. Baldwin * James Ralph * Mary Humm, Curator

Harrisburg Operation Pride
Clock Tower Committee
Lavern Clayton * Gaynetie Wygal * David R. Taylor
Dedicated October, 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Saline County Historical Society & Harrisburg Operation Pride.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 37° 44.338′ N, 88° 32.357′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Illinois, in Saline County. Marker is at the intersection of North Vine Street
Saline County Old Courthouse Clock Exhibit (<i>marker is mounted below the clock face</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 15, 2017
2. Saline County Old Courthouse Clock Exhibit (marker is mounted below the clock face)
and East Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on North Vine Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the restored clock tower top section, facing North Vine Street (facing west). The restored clock tower top section is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg IL 62946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blockhouses (approx. 1˝ miles away); River Pirate's Cabin (approx. 1˝ miles away); Aydolette Cabin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chenault School (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Pauper House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Aydolette Barn and Thrashing Floor (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Poor House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Regarding Saline County Courthouse Clock. This antique Howard Company clock was manufactured for the 4th Saline County Courthouse (built in 1904).
 
Also see . . .  The Five Courthouses of Saline County (Illinois). (1) By the end of 1848, Saline County's first courthouse was complete; it was a simple frame building, and it grew inadequate so rapidly that (2) a brick replacement was erected and opened in early 1854. With the transfer of county seat status to Harrisburg, plans for
Saline County Courthouse circa 1917 (<i>showing clock tower with this clock in place</i>) image. Click for full size.
3. Saline County Courthouse circa 1917 (showing clock tower with this clock in place)
a (3) new courthouse were laid beginning in early 1859, and the third courthouse opened around New Year's, 1861. It was a Greek Revival structure with Doric columns and a portico on the facade. It was removed in 1904 in order to construct a (4) larger courthouse, three stories high with an attached clock tower, and this building in turn was removed in 1967 to permit the completion of (5) the current courthouse. Unlike the artistic previous courthouses, the current and fifth courthouse is a plain Modernist structure with windowless brick walls and a recessed main entrance atop a shallow flight of stairs. (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. horology
 
Current (5th) Saline County Courthouse (<i>across North Vine Street from the marker and clock</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 15, 2017
4. Current (5th) Saline County Courthouse (across North Vine Street from the marker and clock)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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