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Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Greenleaf / Jacobs Clock

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
1. Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock Marker
Inscription.  
Manufactured in 1901, and originally estimated to cost about $1200, the Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock was said “to be the handsomest of its kind in the South…” Although street clocks have been erected in other American cities, none compare to this superbly aged and ornate timepieces. Standing over fifteen feet tall, it has long provided a touch of sophistication to the Jacksonville street scene.
It has been restored to its original beauty with the financial support of the following benefactors:
Greenleaf Associates, Ltd.
Jacobs Jewelers
The Honorable Howard Dale, City Council District 4
The Honorable Warren Jones, City Council District 9
The Honorable Mike Hogan, City Council District 12
The Downtown Development Authority, Audrey McKibbin Moran – Chair
The Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce
Schultz, Foster, Addison Real Estate Inc.
Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage - 1989
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 30° 19.689′ N, 81° 
Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
2. Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock Marker
39.542′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is at the intersection of North Laura Street and Adams Street, on the right when traveling south on North Laura Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 N Laura Street, Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenleaf & Crosby Bldg. (a few steps from this marker); The Florida Medical Assn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carling Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration (about 400 feet away); Jacksonville Public Library (about 400 feet away); Florida Pharmacy Association (about 600 feet away); King’s Road Meets Apalache Trail (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 17, 2019
3. Greenleaf/Jacobs Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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