Majestic Horologes: Clock Tower of Putnam Congregational Church

For posts on all kinds of Clocks or Clock Towers I have come across, go here.

Prologue: Have you ever looked at a clock tower and wondered why one was constructed in the first place? This series is for those grand clocks sitting atop a tower or hanging on to a tower wall facing the town and proudly proclaiming the time. I would love to go inside and see the mechanics, but not always possible.

One of the landmarks in the town of Putnam, Connecticut is the Putnam Congregational Church. Built in 1870 in Romanesque Revival style the church stands tall with intricate stained glass windows. The main attraction is the tall tower with four sections. The third section of the tower has a clock right below the belfry and tapered pyramidal roof. Surprisingly the clock wasn’t maintained and tuned to the time. I wonder if that needed additional funds.

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