INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 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.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.