Taking care of getting a Henry Clay statue for downtown could be a simple task if. If we had a more motivated citizenry. A citizenry not focused on letting the government do all the fund raising and arranging of the details. Or maybe a government which could stay on task for more than an administration's four year term.
From what I can tell the other two monuments were funded by single minded groups and focused fund raising, some things that I find in short supply these days.
Or at least I thought so until today.
How many of us remember when they removed the Skuller's clock from Main Street during the streetscape work? I, like many others I guess, thought that we may have seen the last of this old beauty or that it would end up in the History Museum like so many other relics.
I was there when they removed it and took the photo to the left. I will be there when they reinstall it.
I heard today that the necessary funds were raised and repair of the timepiece is nearly complete. Soon I hope to see some movement to prepare the base in the sidewalk and a triumphal ceremony of re-dedication and this side of the block's street work will be done.
The 21c hotel and a bit of facade work on the Odd Fellows Hall building and this block will be primo, well except for the "blue ghost".
Keep your eyes peeled for this exciting event.