Spot A Clock: Centennial Park in West Milwaukee

This month’s ‘Spot a Clock’ is the public clock located in Centennial Park in West Milwaukee. The park is located at the southwest corner of Beloit Road and Greenfield Avenue.


Centennial Park is an example of a “Pocket Park.” Pocket parks are small public areas that are often irregular or small parcels of land that cannot be developed for other uses. They provide communities with opportunities to introduce small-scale public spaces without the infrastructure or costs associated with a larger park. They can hold sculpture gardens, skateboard-friendly features, or in this case, a clock.

This particular park was dedicated in 1968 as a way to beautify the area. These parks are also often used to provide memorials to veterans or others who have sacrificed for the community.

This particular clock was produced by the Verdin Clock Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Verdin Clock Company has been producing and servicing public clocks since 1842.

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The Mart on September 24 is at a new location.

Please note, our new location is: Knights of Columbus, 1800 South 92nd Street, West Allis, WI 53214. There is ample parking in their lot. The hall is very similar in amenities. Come join us for the September meeting and see our new location. Also note the dates have already been assigned for 2018, and November 2017’s meeting has a new date, see Events Page.

Robert Olney is going to do a presentation at the September 24th meeting on collecting American Military Clocks of WWII.

Brad Smith is going to do a presentation at the November 19th meeting on the Rolling Ball Clock he built.

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