Historic Ayres clock ticking again after ceremony in downtown Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis’ historic Ayres clock was ceremonially restarted Sunday afternoon.

The downtown staple, which is perched on the side of Carson’s at Meridian and Washington, was repaired thanks to the fundraising efforts of Indiana Landmarks.

The group’s president says the restoration campaign was the fastest in their history, raising over $60,000 in less than a month.

Indiana Landmarks’ original fundraising goal was $20,000, but they raised it when an investigation revealed that the bronze case surrounding the 1936 clock also needed to be repaired, cleaned and have periodic maintenance.

Officials say more than 340 donors contributed to the restoration campaign.

Arthur Bohn designed the 80-year-old clock in 1936. These repairs will make it possible for more people to enjoy the landmark for years to come.

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