Name This Clock Round Three

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Name This Clock #2, Suburban Station east facade | Photo: Philip Jablon

Last week’s clock is an Art Deco beauty adorning the 16th street façade of Suburban Station. There’s an identical clock on the JFK Boulevard side as well.

All 26 entrants answered correctly. John Livewell was the randomly selected winner among the 26. John, e-mail editor@hiddencityphila.org to claim your Hidden City membership.

Suburban Station was originally built as the Center City terminus to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s regional service. Today it’s one of three downtown stops for SEPTA’s Regional Rail service. Above the subterranean tracks are 21 floors of office space.

Designed by the Chicago-based architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White, it’s arguably Philadelphia’s most defining piece of Art Deco architecture. It opened on September 28th, 1930.

Name This Clock Round Three

Name This Clock | Photo: Philip Jablon

Same rules apply. E-mail your answer–building and exact location–to editor@hiddencityphila.org. Answers must be received by 11AM, August 22. Do not post your answer as a comment on this article or on Facebook.

We’ll randomly choose a winner from the correct responses.

About the author

Philip Jablon is a photo-journalist who splits his time between his native Philadelphia and his surrogate Thailand. In 2010 he earned an M.A. in Sustainable Development from Chiang Mai University. Since 2008 he has built a photographic archive of stand-alone movie theaters across Southeast Asia as part of his Southeast Asia Movie Theater Project. He is interested in the architecture, development, and social history of both Philadelphia and Southeast Asia.

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