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Cuba City in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Chimes of Time

 
 
The Chimes of Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
1. The Chimes of Time Marker
Inscription.  The clock was a Cuba City landmark and installed by the Cuba City State Bank at 100 N. Main in 1953 to commemorate the Bank's 50th anniversary (1903-1953). This was one of the finest "clock chimes" that could be purchased at the time. In addition to keeping the correct time the clock would also chime every quarter hour and strike on the hour. On the full hour, the chimes would sound sixteen times. Eventually the chimes had to be turned off because the residents complained that the ringing kept them awake. In 1978 the clock was removed from the Cuba City State Bank and mounted on a pole at 100 N. Main. Then in 2011, American Bank removed the clock to install their sign at that location and the clock was donated to the city. In 2015 a clock committee was formed to pursue repairing the clock and returning it to Main Street. Through the generosity of many organizations, businesses and individuals approximately $10,000 was raised to repair and maintain the clock in years to come. The clock was restored to its original state with a new clock mechanism and chimes that ring every hour. On April 4, 2016, the Cuba City State Bank Clock was installed at
Marker detail: Cuba City State Bank image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Cuba City State Bank
(clock visible on front wall of bank)
South Main St. This location was chosen because the building next to the caboose was a bank in 1907 and operated as Cuba City State Bank from 1910-1928. It also served as Cuba City's post office for many years. The clock and the caboose area are maintained by The City of Presidents Committee. More information about The City of Presidents history, projects and donations can be found at: https://cfsw.org/funds/cuba-city-city-of-presidents-endowment-fund/
 
Erected 2016 by City of Presidents Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkLandmarks.
 
Location. 42° 36.307′ N, 90° 25.857′ W. Marker is in Cuba City, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Road 80) south of West Webster Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly beneath the subject clock on exhibit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Main Street, Cuba City WI 53807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Whistle Post (here, next to this marker); City of Presidents — Presidential Shields (here, next to this marker); The Speeder Car w/Tools (a few steps from this marker); Baggage / Milk Cart (within shouting
The Chimes of Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
3. The Chimes of Time Marker
(restored Chicago & Northwestern Caboose in background)
distance of this marker); Tools of the Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The Milk Trains (within shouting distance of this marker); Semaphore Signal (Traffic Signal) (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cuba City State Bank Clock dedication (facebook). (April 29, 2016) Cuba City was the site this morning of the dedication of an historically significant 63-year-old clock known as the Cuba City State Bank Clock. It was fully refurbished over the winter before crews re-installed it on South Main Street. (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Cuba City-City of Presidents Endowment Fund. The City of Presidents Endowment Fund will provide permanent, long-term support for this distinction, in addition to other admirable projects such as water tower lettering, the Veterans Memorial, the Presidential Courtyard and the Main Street Shields and U.S. Flags. (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Cuba City's train depot and the Cuba City State Bank.
The Chimes of Time Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
4. The Chimes of Time Marker
(marker mounted edge-on, on pole, under clock)
(Photograph of this location, probably taken in July 1925.) (Submitted on December 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Cuba City State Bank Clock image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
5. Cuba City State Bank Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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