One hundred years ago today, the clock inside the Custom House Tower began running. At exactly noon.
In 1950, the federal government replaced the mechanism up near the top of the tower with a new clock, built by E.Howard in Waltham. By the 1980s, though, the clock mechanisms had fallen apart. A key gear sat at ground level, broken beyond repair. Read more.
All that melting snow means plenty of fog, as Neal Gaffey noticed looking towards the Custom House from City Hall this afternoon.
David Schachner captured the Custom House on a recent foggy night.
Michael watched workers trimming the giant tree a couple days ago.
Peter McStravick looked out his window this morning, wondered if David Copperfield was in town.
A timeless citizen complains about the clock faces on the Custom House:
Kalim Saliba got up early for this photo.
Copyright, Kalim Saliba.