Spot A Clock: Clock Tower Building, N. Prospect Ave.

September 2014 “Spot a Clock”
This month’s ‘Spot a Clock’ is the Clock Tower Building, located at 2266 North Prospect Avenue in Milwaukee.

The portion of the building with the clock was constructed in 1926 by Coakley Brothers, a Milwaukee-based warehousing and shipping company.. Alexander Eschweiler, the architect of the Wisconsin Gas Building, designed an addition that was constructed in 1928. The current building owner leases space out to a variety of businesses, and features the clock in their promotional materials.

The NAWCC’s Seth Thomas records indicate that the movement for this clock was a Seth Thomas Model 6, serial number 2504. A trip to the clock tower, however, found an electrified movement. The transfer gears from the original installation are still present and in use.

According to the Seth Thomas records, the clock dial was constructed with the letters “COAKLEY BROS” instead of the standard numerals. The current dials feature numerals, and show evidence of modification at some point in the past.

One may ask, what happened to the original movement. If you have been to the NAWCC Museum, you have seen it. The Seth Thomas tower clock movement from this building is on display.

If you would like to suggest a clock for the newsletter’s ‘Spot a Clock’, please contact Ed Buc at the Chapter meetings or by email.

September Spot a Clock— Can you guess the location of this clock? unnamedSeptClockThe answer will be posted at the September meeting, by the coffee.

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1 day Joint Mart in Antioch IL.

Joint Chapter Meeting

Co-Hosted by

NAWCC Chapters 3 and 47

Saturday August 19th, 2017
9:00am to 2:00pm

VFW Post 4551  |  75 North Ave, Antioch IL


Come Join us for our
Annual Joint Chapter Meeting
  • Free Admission to NAWCC members.
  • Open to the public, $5.00 admission.
  • $5.00 mart tables, NAWCC members.
  • No preregistration, first come first serve.

This meeting is to recruit new members to the NAWCC, and the host chapters. Please bring your friends.


Contact: David Lee ♦ davidlee@theclockworks.com


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