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Holland in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Tower Clock

190 South River Avenue

 
 
Tower Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
1. Tower Clock Marker
Inscription.  Originally the Holland City State Bank this Victorian Romanesque structure was built in 1892, under the leadership of J. Van Putten, bank president. The arcaded block was an architectural form often used to anchor business districts of the late 1800s. Made of locally quarried Waverly Stone, the building, including its clock, was thoroughly renovated in the mid-1980s and continues to be a focal point of 8th Street.
 
Erected by Holland Michigan Sesquicentennial.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 47.425′ N, 86° 6.552′ W. Marker is in Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Avenue and West 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on South River Avenue. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the southeast corner of the subject building, near the northwest corner of the intersection, facing South River Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 South River Avenue, Holland MI 49423, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Tower Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
2. Tower Clock Marker
distance of this marker. Kraker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warm Friend (about 600 feet away); Holland Post Office (about 700 feet away); Outpost (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch in Michigan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Knickerbocker Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holland.
 
Regarding Tower Clock. In 1986 Edgar and Elsa Prince bought and started restoration on the building in 1987. Windows, architectural elements were replaced, and the clock faces were restored. The building is now a home goods business on the bottom with offices on the top.
 
Wood and Stained Glass Transom (<i>over front entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 26, 2017
3. Wood and Stained Glass Transom (over front entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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