Clock Restoration Project

“I have lived in the East for nearly thirty years now, but many of my books prove that I am never very far away from Ohio in my thoughts, and that the clocks that strike in my dreams are often the clocks of Columbus.”

– James Thurber

Downtown Columbus was once home to beautiful free-standing street clocks. A few remain, but need restored to bring them back to their original grandeur.

As a legacy project of the 200Columbus celebrations, Capital Crossroads SID and Downtown Residents’ Association of Columbus (DRAC) have teamed up to restore these historic treasures.

The restorations will take place in 2014. Check back here for information on the neighborhood celebration that will take place when the restored clocks are unveiled on the street.

DRAC has raised the funds needed to restore these clocks but is still raising funds to help with the long-term maintenance and upkeep of the clocks. If you are interested in making a donation, click the button below!


Donations to this project can be made through SID Public Services Association. Donations to SID Public Services Association are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Learn More About this Project

Downtown Residents Working to Restore ClocksColumbus Underground, June 27, 2011

Major Donors

This project is made possible through support from the City of Columbus, Neighborhood Partnership Grant program, a Chase 200Columbus Neighborhood Grant, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, and the Downtown Residents’ Association of Columbus.

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Joseph A. Jeffrey Endowment Fund of The Columbus Foundation
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Neighborhood Partnership Grant Supporters

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