Blueprints of Seattle’s Street Clocks

To install clocks in the Seattle street right-of-way after 1901, the Seattle Board of Public Works required blueprint plans or photographs to be submitted. So far, four blueprints have been discovered in Seattle’s city records. Three originals are in the Seattle Department of Transportation street use permit files, and one is reproduced on a microfiche in […]

Time Travel to West Seattle

(This article appeared in 2014 in the Westside Weekly. It hasn’t shown up online though so I’m posting it to my own site.) Time Travel In addition to a face and hands, some clocks have legs. In particular, clocks on the sidewalk like to go for strolls. With the exception of Ben Bridge’s clock downtown, […]