Downtown Walk > Clock #2
King Street Station Tower Clock
Directions: From Union Station, head west across 4th South and 2nd Extension South. Two minute walk.
King Street Station was completed in 1906 for use by the Great Northern and North Pacific Railroads. Today the 75-foot tower (campanile) is rivaled by many tall buildings surrounding it, but it must have risen like a beacon when it glowed on dark nights a hundred years ago. It would be another ten years before Smith Tower was built a few blocks to the north.
Towards the end of station renovations, the clock was overhauled. It's now working again for the first time in decades. After the building is cleaned off and the clocks are repaired, this should once this is very visible and usefule timepiece, located at the hub of regional transit.Location:
- South Jackson Street, south side of the street
- Southeast corner of 3rd Avenue South
- Clocks are on all four faces
- Clocks light up at night!