INDIANAPOLIS — A historic preservation group is working to raise money toward fixing an 80-year-old bronze clock that hangs outside the former L.S. Ayres department store building in downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana Landmarks leaders estimate repairs will cost $10,000. The group hopes to raise $20,000 so it can also start a maintenance fund for the clock.
Indiana Landmarks Vice President Tina Connor tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2d5IjOY ) it looks neglectful to have the clock showing the incorrect time at its prominent location a block south of Monument Circle.
The group hopes to raise the money by Nov. 7 so the clock can be fixed before holiday season activities start.
The 8-foot-tall clock weighs 10,000 pounds and is mounted 28 feet above the sidewalk. Indiana Landmarks leaders aren’t sure when the clock stopped working.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com