Well, I haven’t been out for a walk in a few days and have just about run out of photos. But I don’t want to leave you hanging on the last set of pictures.
The clock is a fairly recent addition to downtown Lockport. By fairly recent, I mean, if you moved away you probably won’t recognize it. If you live here, you probably have seen it, but are not really sure when it was put in. I know I am not sure how it got to be there. It may have been part of the street work when they added the median down Main Street a few years ago.
The ornate clock sits in a traffic island at the corner of Main Street and Locust Street/Market Street where there is a right turn lane from the east on Main that turns into Market. It creates a little island right in front of the building that houses the Department of Motor Vehicles and some other county offices.
That’s another thing those ex-pat Lockportians might miss. The DMV used to be over on Hawley Street and Park Ave. The little statue of the Faun playing the flute sits in front of the building. The entrance to the DMV, of course, is in back, next to the parking lot. We wouldn’t want anyone willing to pay the steep NY fees for a automobile license or drivers license to have to walk a few steps to the front of the building, would we?
Anyway, I’ve been busy the past few days. Fixing the clothes dryer. Fixing Ham Radio antennas. This and that, but haven’t gone for any walks about town. I’m sure it won’t be too long before I have the urge again…