After Hurricane Michael, time seems like it stood still and the storm ripped away a simple clock that served as a downtown staple.
The law firm of Harrison, Rivard, Duncan, and Buzzett is the home to more than just attorneys, on their building used to sit a grand clock.
“The steel braces that hold it on to the building were broken and it was blown approximately 20 feet or so from its location,” said attorney at the firm, William Harrison.
The firm sent the clock to its original manufacturer in Pennsylvania for repairs, making the trip of 1,000 miles.
“When I called and told them we had damage, the guy that answered the phone there in Pennsylvania said ‘oh I know all about the clock’ even from many years ago,” said Harrison.
Hard to forget and hard to miss, the timepiece is a help to all who may pass it.
Harrison said, “it’ll be good to get it back and operational and everybody can, unfortunately, get to work and school on time. No more excuses when we get it back on the wall.”
Once back in place, Harrison thinks it will serve as a piece of encouragement as well as time. “It’s representative I think of the damage downtown. It’s an important fixture for whether everything is okay or not, and everything is gonna be just fine and everything is going to be just fine.”
Harrison says the clock is expected to be back in place this fall.