Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop
The clock figures, Gog and Magog, toll the chimes of this shop every 15 minutes.
Sir John Bennett was a successful clock, watch and jewelry maker in London, England. This building stood a grand five stories at its original London site. It was scaled down to two stories when it was moved to Greenfield Village. Today it as a sweet shop inside.
Built in 1931 in Greenfield Village. Exterior decorative elements from original shop in London, England.
Erected by The Henry Ford II Fund.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 42° 18.361′ N, 83° 13.673′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Wright Cycle Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanks Silk Mill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armington & Sims Machine Shop (about 400 feet away); Smith Creek Depot (about 500 feet away); Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library (about 600 feet away); Millpond (about 700 feet away); Edison Homestead (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
More about this marker. This marker and its exhibit are found in Greenfield Village, a outdoor historical museum/park, located at 20900 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn, Michigan. The road names used on this page are those found inside Greenfield Village and are for pedestrians use only (except for the occasional Model T running around).
Also see . . . Gog and Magog - Wikipedia. Gog and Magog... are names that appear in the Old Testament, and in numerous subsequent references in other works, notably the Book of Revelation, as well as in the scripture of Islam, the Qur'an. They are sometimes individuals, sometimes peoples, and sometimes geographic regions. Their context can be either genealogical (as Magog in Genesis 10:2) or eschatological and apocalyptic, as in the Book of Ezekiel and Revelation. The passages from Ezekiel and Revelation in particular have attracted attention due to their prophetic descriptions of conflicts said to occur near the "end times". (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3. submitted on November 10, 2014. 4. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.