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Clock Installed in Gypsy Hill Park

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Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton has a new piece of architecture - a brick tower clock.

The Staunton man behind the artwork, Robert Ham, says this is less about telling time and more about adding some character to one of his favorite places.

A team of volunteers moved the 220-pound clock using a crane. The clock is made of brick, cement, mortar and ceramic tiles. It has four faces, and is meant to fit in with the other more traditional, Victorian-style architecture of Staunton.

Work on the clock started in June, and Ham says he's thrilled that it's all come together and to share this with the community.

"The brick will blend in really well with the colors at the train station, with the background here, the brown roof on the tunnel, and the beige colors. The brick will really pick up on that good. So, I hope they appreciate it," said Ham.  

Many area businesses contributed to the new clock tower, including Valley Building Supplies.

If you'd like to see the clock, it is located right at the train station in the Gypsy Hill Park.  

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