|"North Pacific Avenue & Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060", "36.977156", "-122.026925"|
|8 am - 1 am.|
|4th of July, 1976|
The current clock was originally part of a building on Pacific Avenue. When the building was modernized in 1964, the owners sold the clock to the city for one dollar. The clock remained in storage for about a decade. As a way to get funding for a clock tower, the plan was presented as a bicentennial project for 1976. For a fee, a person or organization could have their name on a blue brick on the structure. The structure was built over the Morris Memorial Fountain on city land. In the early 1990's a plaque in honor of people who died in the 1989 earthquake was attached to the tower.