September 14, 2004

East Tennessee > The Hope Clock

(via Chris Range) Help Replace a Downtown Knoxville, Tennessee Treasure

The Hope Clock

The original Hope Brothers Jewelers street clock was a fixture on Gay Street from the moment it was installed in the late 1880s. It gracefully served down- town Knoxville, TN for over 100 years until it was relocated to a suburban shopping
center earlier this year.

In July 2004, Knoxville business people David Dewhirst, Ginger Pickard and Sid Gilreath formed an organization to replace the old clock which had been unceremoniously removed. Actor David Kieth, a Knoxville native, has signed on as a spokesman and will emcee a fundraiser at Preservation Pub later this month. More info on that event will soon follow. The design at left (see a real life example) has been chosen for the clock; and it is to be provided by the Electric Time Company.

Help us replace this lost treasure with a new clock of similar stature
so that future generations may enjoy their time in downtown Knoxville,
Tennessee.

The new Hope Clock will be permanently deeded to the City of Knoxville.

Mail or Hand-Deliver Your Donations to:

The Hope Clock Account
--------------------------
Home Federal Bank
515 Market Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

For more information you may email: Chris.Range[-at-]gmail.com


Posted by lesjones



Comments
Post a comment










Remember personal info?







Terms of Use