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Town Clock

 
 
Town Clock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 9, 2022
1. Town Clock Marker
Left side, ground level.
Inscription.  Marker One:
Dedicated July 4, 1976 in celebration of the Bicentennial of the founding of our country. Originally erected by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1900, the Town Clock was created and later restored in a legacy of freedom, it stands as an inspiration to future generations.

City Council 1974-1977
Carole De Palma • Sally Di Girolamo • Lawrence A. Edler • Joseph J. Ghio • James E. Hammond • John G. Mahaney • Charlotte Melville • Louis B. Muhly • Virginia L. Sharp • Vernon L. Smith • Ernest Wicklund Jr. • Lorette Wood
Responsible Agency
Citizens Committee for Community Improvement • Robert H. Darrow, Chairman • Architect Kermit L. Darrow, A.I.A. • Contractor Reese Construction Co.


Marker Two:
Donors
In grateful appreciation
County Bank of Santa Cruz • Holiday Inn • Dudley Lawton White • Wilson Bros. & Associates, Inc. • Odd Fellow Lodge No.96 • William H. White • World Savings and Loan Association • The Leask Family • Chuck Abbott • Chan Eulass • Penniman Title Company, Inc. • Santa Cruz Seaside Co. • Downtown Association • Cooper
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House • P.R.O.D. • Lawrence Wolfsen Family • Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. • The Long Foundation • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company • Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Anzalone • Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Anzalone • Santa Crus Board of Realtors, Inc. • Home Savings & Loan Association • Tony and Mary Botti • McPherson Family • Marty and Judy Hernandez • Plantronics, Inc. • Dell Williams • Shelter Lagoon Home Owners Association • Cypress Point Apartments • Thomas and Janet Reese • Bernard C. Murphy • Exchange Club of Santa Cruz • Alois Frank Oettl


Marker Three:
In Memory of
those who lost their lives in the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 17, 1989.
Shawn McCormick • Robin Lynn Ortiz • Catherine Trieman


Marker Four:
Interior Lighting donated by Kiwanis Club of Surf City Santa Cruz
In memory of
Det. Butch Baker
Det. Elizabeth Butler
March, 2014

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 36° 58.628′ N, 122° 1.616′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and North Pacific Avenue, on the right when traveling
Marker Two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 9, 2022
2. Marker Two
Right side, ground level.
west on Water Street. The plaques are mounted to the southern base of the town clock. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Cruz Main Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Two Buildings Lost in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Cruz County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Site of Two Buildings Lost in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Baldwin's Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George Building (about 500 feet away); St. George Hotel (about 500 feet away); Louden Nelson (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Also see . . .
1. Local History: Town Clock. Santa Cruz Public Libraries website entry:
"The Town Clock at the convergence of Water Street and Pacific Avenue. The brick base and the restoration of the Clock were the City's bicentennial project in 1976. The 1899 clock tower and 1900 clockworks had been in storage since 1964."
(Submitted on December 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

2. Santa Cruz Sentinel: Santa Cruz Town Clock has storied history.
Marker Three image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 9, 2022
3. Marker Three
Above, and to the right of Marker One.
"The tower is Santa Cruz’s second town clock, and the first town clock was built for $1,000 as part of the original Independent Order of Odd Fellows building in 1873."
(Submitted on December 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 

3. Wikipedia: 2013 Shooting of Santa Cruz police officers.
"On February 26, 2013, Santa Cruz Police Department officers Sergeant Loran Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an investigation."
(Submitted on December 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
Marker Four image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 9, 2022
4. Marker Four
Above, and to the left of Marker Two.
Town Clock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, December 9, 2022
5. Town Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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