Riverfront Park Clocktower, Spokane – Photos

January 23, 2009 – 10:41 am

This past summer I was given an assignment by Spokane Metro Magazine to take some photographs of the person in charge of winding the clock inside the Clocktower in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Dave Randolph is that person and he took me and the writer, Treva Lind up into the tower to show us how it’s done.

We went up maybe four or five stories, some by stairs, some by ladders. Dave offered to carry my overly-packed camera bag up some of the ladders since I had my camera around my neck and wouldn’t likely fit through the hole at the top of the ceiling with the bag on my back.

The room with the clock faces in it was the most impressive. All four walls have a face on them surrounded by amazing brickwork. In the middle of the four faces is the gear box that runs the whole thing. Treva and I were allowed to write our name on the gear box along with the names of many other people who have been allowed inside this amazing structure.

Above that floor is the viewing/speaker area where the chimes play. I got a few shots of the surrounding park from there also. It was quite a different vantage point of the park that I had seen before.



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  2. Hey Todd, this is Dawn Egan from Cheney High. I found your blog on Mariah’s Spovangelist blog.
    Beautiful photos!

    By Dawn Egan on Jan 28, 2009

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