Sidewalk Clock, 30-78 Steinway Street

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark


CLIENT: Wagners Jewelers Clock

ARCHITECT: Seth Thomas Company and the E. Howard Clock Company

DATE: 1922

STYLE: Cast Iron

clock sidewalk clock

Designated: August 25, 1981

Introduced in the 1860s, cast-iron street clocks were popular both as everyday conveniences and as novel advertising devices. The Wagners Jewelers Clock at No. 30-78 Steinway Street was erected in 1922 and has a typical beveled base and fluted column topped by scrolls, supporting a doublefaced dial. It is crowned by a contemporary sign. The clock was purchased second hand by Edward Wagner, owner of the store, and transported from Manhattan to its present location in Queens.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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