This three-faced town clock has been sitting in the heart of St. George since June of 1955. The master clock was operated by Farmers and Merchants Bank, which sat behind it; today a First Citizens Bank stands in its place. Originally, the clock was mounted on the bank building. In later years it was placed on a stand-alone pedestal. The electric clock was known for playing the traditional tune, Westminster Chimes, on the hour.
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Reflections on the St. George Town Clock
Photographer Matt Bowen writes, “The St. George town clock was put up by the Farmers and Merchants Bank and looks like many of the other town clocks that had that bank in town.”