Days after daylight savings time, the Brethen Tower, topped by the historic Callahan Clock, opened to the public today.
The Brethen Foundation announced last November it was stepping forward to help Carillon Historical Park lift the Callahan Clock, also known as the Gem City Clock, into the air once again.
The clock first appeared in Dayton’s skyline atop the Callahan Building, located at the northeast corner of Third and Main streets in the late 1890s.
Many will recognize the clock as once part of the Reynolds and Reynolds building visible from I-75, until 2006 when the company relocated its headquarters from Germantown Street.
The iconic clock has been synonymous with Dayton, and is now forever preserved atop the tower.
Guests are able to climb the 120 steps to access the top of the tower for views of the park and its surrounding landscape.