Interesting Buildings - Lgood

September 16, 2011

Here's another (one of my favorites) shot of buildings along the square (plaza) in Santa Fe. I love the adobe buildings and their wonderful colors and textures. The large clock in the foreground is called the Spitz Clock. It is named for the Spitz Jewelry Store that was established on the Plaza in 1881. The clock was placed in front of the store to advertise the wares of the store. Near the turn of the 20th century, the clock was replaced with another that stood until 1915, when it was knocked down by one of the first motor trucks in Santa Fe. The third, and final (this clock) was purchased by the Spitz family in 1916. It stood in front of the Spitz Jewelry store until the Plaza's south portal was built in 1967 when it was moved to this location.

Sorry I'm posting so late, the day, the classes and the long drive home occupied most of my mind. Better, late than never, right? "-))

Hope you all enjoy !

Linda

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