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Jamaica in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock

 
 
Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 21, 2017
1. Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock Marker
Inscription.  This sidewalk clock, originally locared at 161-11 Jamaica Avenue, is a fine example of a vanishing street amenity. Probably installed on Jamaica Avenue around the turn of the century and designated a New York City landmark in 1981, it is a double- faced copper clock with a cast iron paneled base, fluted column post, and a splendid acroteria motif crowning the clock face.

Installed on Union Hall Street, in 1989.
Restored by Greater Jamaica Development Corporation with funding
From New York City Office of Business Development
Edward L. Koch, Mayor
Stanley E. Grayson, Deputy Mayor
Gary Kesner, Commissioner, Office of Business Development
Ckaire Shulman, Borough President

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 40° 42.243′ N, 73° 47.874′ W. Marker is in Jamaica, New York, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Jamacia Avenue and Union Hall Street on Jamacia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 161-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker

Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 19, 2012
2. Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock and Marker
, measured as the crow flies. The Old Stone Church (here, next to this marker); Prospect Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Prospect Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The King Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jamaica Estates - A Residential Park (approx. one mile away); Jamaica Estates New York World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); Morris Park World War I Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Queens Borough Hall Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamaica.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the corner of the Chase Bank Building.
 
Also see . . .  Sidewalk clock on Jamaica Avenue (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 14, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. Horology
 
Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock Face image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 19, 2012
3. Jamaica Center Sidewalk Clock Face
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 13, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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