Spokane in Spokane County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Great Northern Railway Passenger Depot Clock Tower
Erected by Burlington Northern Railroad, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 47° 39.689′ N, 117° 25.144′ W. Marker is in Spokane, Washington, in Spokane County. Marker can be reached from North Howard Street 0.1 miles north of West Spokane Falls Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted at eye-level, on the west side of the Great Northern Railroad Clock Tower on Havermale Island in Riverfront Park, about 1/10 mile east of North Howard Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spokane WA 99201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Spokane (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Havermale Island — Pioneer StrongholdSpokane County Conservation Futures Program (about 700 feet away); Washington State Pavilion (about 800 feet away); Expo '74 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Fire of 1889 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spokane's Evolving Riverfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy of Railroads (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spokane.
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1. The Great Northern Clocktower. It is one of the few surviving remnants of Havermale Island as it was from the first years of the 20th century until Expo ‘74. The major rail yards established on the banks of the Spokane River were removed to make way for Expo ‘74. Today, Riverfront Park stands where the heart of Spokane’s industry once stood. The Great Northern clock tower reminds visitors of the city’s history and its booming rails. (Submitted on August 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Great Northern Railroad Depot Clock Tower. The four Clock faces are 9 feet across on each side, making it the largest Clock Tower in the West. The 8 ft. pendulum and weight which powers it (Submitted on August 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.