Even the outside sign here at Park Lane Mall incorporates the clock...but unlike this time piece which hasn't kept time in years...
This four faced clock, one of the few operating in the country has barely missed a tick.
Painted green to give to give it an oxidized copper look it's made primarily of steel and iron.
We know Joseph Mayer built the clock..a famous clockmaker from Seattle his other time pieces are on prominent display in Seattle and considered historic landmarks. The clock was originally located here on North Virginia Street in front of Ginsberg Jewelry, as a matter of fact the owner Harry Ginsberg put it there. If you look closely in historical photos of downtown Reno you can see it. One pictures shows the clock in the 1950s standing in flood waters.
Nearly twenty years later it would be moved here to Park Lane, where owners made it the Malls corner stone...at that time the shopping complex was outdoors. Today the mall is slated for demolition to make way for what? We don't know. What we do know, the current owners of the mall have offered the clock to the CIty of Reno, in hopes city fathers will display is prominently in downtown Reno.
Chris Goode from the City of Reno says, " My understanding is mayor Cashell is planning to talk to the owners of Park Lane Mall later this week to finalize this and if that goes through it is just going to be wonderful." The next location for the clock will be decided by Reno's City Council and the Mayor.