Name This Clock: Round Two

 

Name This Clock #1, 30th Street Station east entrance | Photo: Philip Jablon

A dozen plus people entered the first round of Name This Clock. Most people correctly identified the location of the clock as outside 30th Street Station, on 29th Street. For those unable to recall it, don’t fret; the clock is not an original feature of the building, nor is it very old, thus it has yet to establish itself as an iconic clock. The 15’ 6” tall time piece was built in 2008 by the Electric Time Company of Medfield MA and purchased by PennDOT as part of a sidewalk improvement project.

Among those who answered correctly, Alexander Morales was selected randomly. Alexander, please e-mail to claim your prize, a year membership to Hidden City Philadelphia.

Round Two

Name This Clock! | Photo: Philip Jablon

Above is a close-up of the next clock. Please follow these instructions. E-mail your entry to editor@hiddencityphila.org by 11AM Wednesday August 15 with the building and exact street location. DO NOT post your answer as a comment on this article or on Facebook.

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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2 Comments


  1. Please, please, please, the name of the PA state transportation agency is “PennDOT.” Not PENN DOT or PENNDOT, not PADOT or PA DOT, not PennDot (like the Inquirer inexplicably insists on). Don’t make it up as you go along; it’s “PennDOT.”

    Used to work there. Guess I’m a little tetchy about the name. Sorry.

    Anyway, love your pieces.

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