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Gap in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Gap Clock Tower

 
 
Gap Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
1. Gap Clock Tower Marker
Inscription. Unique on American Highways, was erected by the people of Gap in 1892.

It was restored in 1953. The clock’s face, long telling time to passing multitudes on the Newport Road, overlooks, at The Gap, William Penn’s entrance into Conestoga, new Lancaster County, in 1701.
 
Erected by The Gap Clock Tower Association.
 
Location. 39° 59.124′ N, 76° 1.055′ W. Marker is in Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of Gap-Newport Pike (Pennsylvania Route 41) and Bridge Street (Pennsylvania Route 741), on the right when traveling north on Gap-Newport Pike. Touch for map. Marker is located beside the Clock Tower, in a small plaza on the east side of the highway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 887 Middle Street, Gap PA 17527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Chester Ruth (approx. half a mile away); Great Minquas Path (approx. half a mile away); Christiana Riot Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Kinzer (approx. 2.9 miles away); Atglen (approx. 3.4 miles away); Atglen Borough Hall
The Gap Clock Tower Marker (<i>tall view; marker is located beside the clock tower</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
2. The Gap Clock Tower Marker (tall view; marker is located beside the clock tower)
(approx. 3.4 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Stream for Steam (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gap.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted on a 3-foot tall stone slab, facing the Gap-Newport Pike.
 
Regarding The Gap Clock Tower. Historic Preservation Trust Site #66 (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
 
Also see . . .  Gap, Pennsylvania. Gap has a history which can be dated as far back as William Penn's first visits to the area. Isaac Taylor erected the first house in what would become the Gap in 1747. The area around Gap had a copper mine and what at the time was the only nickel mines in the United States. (Submitted on September 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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The Gap Town Clock Tower (<i>tall view; marker at left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
3. The Gap Town Clock Tower (tall view; marker at left)
Violet E. Baker Plaque (<i>mounted at eye-level on front of the Gap Town Clock tower building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
4. Violet E. Baker Plaque (mounted at eye-level on front of the Gap Town Clock tower building)
The Gap Town Clock Tower (<i>south side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
5. The Gap Town Clock Tower (south side view)
The Gap Town Clock image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
6. The Gap Town Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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