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World's Tallest Grandfather Clock

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Kewaunee, Wisconsin

Built as a 1976 Bicentennial project by Svoboda Industries, a local manufacturer of custom wood products. The Colonial-style redwood grandfather clock stands nearly 36 feet tall, has three faces -- morning, noon and night -- and has real clockwork, motor, mechanisms, and chimes.

In November 1984 the clock was moved to the Top of the Hill Shop, just north of town on a rise above Lake Michigan. But the shop went out of business, the building was sold to the police as an evidence storage facility, and the clock's power was turned off. The police wanted the clock moved -- somewhere, anywhere -- because they really didn't want people coming around to their high-security facility and snapping photos.

Kewaunee disassembled the clock in July 2013 and plans to move it downtown and restore it to operating condition in 2014 -- similar to what was done in Ohio with the World's Largest Cuckoo Clock.

World's Tallest Grandfather Clock

Geppetto's Top of the Hill Shop

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Formerly outside of Geppetto's Top of the Hill Shop. Disassembled July 2013; plans are to move it to a park downtown.

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