Riverfront park clock tower

Riverfront park clock tower

Riverfront park clock tower Riverfront park clock tower in Spokane, WA. filmed with my DJI Phantom 2 Vision Riverfront Park, 507 North Howard Street, Spokane, WA, United States. There are many historic buildings in Spokane, but few tell as much of a story about the history of the city as the Clocktower on Havermale Island in Riverfront Park. The changes in the city during the Clocktower’s existence, and the role that the tower itself played in those changes, weave a narrative thread about the development of Spokane over the years.Great Northern Railroad Depot and ClocktowerWhen the Clocktower was originally constructed in 1902, it started as a part of the Great Northern Railroad depot. Following the Great Fire of 1889, Spokane experienced a building boom that created much of the downtown landscape that exists today. Railroads were one of the driving forces of commerce in Spokane, causing the city to become a transportation hub for the Inland Northwest, as well as an important shipping center.The Clocktower has to be wound every week by hand. In 2011, the Spokesman Review posted a set of photos that show the inside of the tower, and the process of winding the clock, a job that requires turning the crank 99 turns to keep the timepiece going from week to week.The thing that makes the various classic features of the Spokane skyline so interesting are the stories that they tell about our city’s history. The Clocktower is an important part of that story, and remains one of Spokane’s most important landmarks. blog.windermerespokane.com filmed with my DJI Phantom 2 Vision

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