Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Spitz Clock
Location. 35° 41.277′ N, 105° 56.335′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Palace Street and Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Palace Street. It is the edge of the plaza, next to the New Mexico Museum of Art. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Plaza (within shouting distance El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Annexation of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 (within shouting distance of this marker); La Castrense (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Santa Fe’s First Chapel (about 400 feet away); End of Santa Fe Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Regarding The Spitz Clock. From a 2010 article by Julia Ann Grimm in the Santa Fe New Mexican. “ ‘The clock is a rare and wonderful part of the city’s history,’ said Michael Cochran, a gilder who restored gold leaf on the clock’s body about 17 years ago and will take up the task again sometime after Fiesta de Santa Fe. ‘The reason it is such a beautiful piece is because Howard Clock Company in Boston was known for their pocket watches and their monument clocks,’ he said. ‘This is an example of a pocket watch sculpture on a monument clock. And also it’s the only one left in public that has the original workings’.”
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 1, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.