MY DAY: The historic Gem City-Callahan Clock

When I first moved to Dayton in 1990 I fell in love with the big blue clock that seemed to be wedged right next to the southbound lanes of I-75.

Actually, there was plenty of room but it did look like one could roll down their passenger side window and touch the clock.

It has been a Dayton icon for over 150 years.

It was first on the Callahan Building in downtown Dayton and then moved to the Reynolds and Reynolds building in 1978.  Dayton History moved the clock to Carillon Historical Park in 2006.

The clock served as a backdrop for high school senior and wedding photos or for the countless visitors to Carillon Park.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, the clock will permanently (I think) be moved to the top of a new tower constructed in Carillon Park overlooking Dayton.

This is a great read about the historic clock:  Must-see photos: This cherished piece of Dayton history was part of downtown’s skyline for more than a century

 

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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