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Fred Lynch

Downtown Clock dedication

Posted Monday, June 20, 2016, at 12:00 AM

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May 21, 1986 Southeast Missourian

An old-fashioned style street clock is put into place in the middle of the Themis and Main streets intersection this morning. The $25,000 clock is the centerpiece of Cape Girardeau's downtown redevelopment effort and a part of a $75,000 remodeling of the intersection. The project is part of an overall redevelopment plan that stresses the 19th century architecture of downtown buildings.

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June 20, 1986 Southeast Missourian

The newest addition to downtown Cape Girardeau's on-going redevelopment is the old-fashioned clock at the intersection of Main and Themis streets, and Thursday afternoon it was officially dedicated in special ceremonies led by Cape Girardeau Mayor Gene Rhodes. Above, a crowd of downtown merchants and Cape Girardeau residents gather around the timepiece. Below, Rhodes does his mayoral duties and "christens" the clock with a bottle of champagne. (Fred Lynch photos)

A century ago, the first downtown clock was on the Sturdivant Bank.

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