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 will be on November 19th, at the Knights of Columbus

I hope everyone enjoyed the new location, it is: Knights of Columbus, 1800 South 92nd Street, West Allis, WI 53214. Everything went well and I heard the coffee was good.

Thanks to Robert Olney for his talk at the September meeting. His talk was on World War II ships clocks. He discussed that most of the ships clocks for the US were made by two different manufactures, Chelsea and Seth Thomas. While the clocks are similar there are many variances between the manufactures. Robert brought along many examples for us to see. Thanks for enlightening us about these clocks.

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

We need presentations for upcoming meetings. If you have any suggestions or would like to do a presentation please contact Harry Schulz.

We will be having a board meeting after the presentation to discuss future chapter ideas. Please pass along any ideas you may have to me or any officers or board members.

Thank you,
Craig White

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