The four-sided clock that towers above Greene Street at Old City Hall is once again in working order, after being damaged during Hurricane Ian in September 2022.
“Two of the clock sides were blown apart and the other two cracked,” in the storm, said Diane Sylvia, executive director of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation, which operates the historic Old City Hall, which is owned by the state of Florida.
Replacement clocks were ordered immediately after the storm, but were finally delivered and installed by a crew out of Georgia called White’s Clock and Carillon, Sylvia said.
“The company said they had an issue getting the materials and had a huge demand for services on the west coast of Florida following Ian.
“This time they are twice as strong,” she added.
The original tower was built in 1898, but was mostly reconstructed in 1990 after being severely damaged by a hurricane, Sylvia added.