The Clock on the wall was part of the original, 1912 Albert Pissis-designed Bank of Eureka Building, which you can see in the photo to the right, c 1920-1930. In this same photo, the walls and ceilings had colored details, although due to the dates of the photo, we were unsure of what those colors were. For a long time, we've been hoping to figure out what the colors were and restore them, as the paint would highlight and draw attention to the elaborate plaster work that covers the main hall.
This year, Lisa Jarrow cracked the code: using special paint excavation techniques, she chipped away at more recent coats of paint to reveal the historic colors beneath. This week, she chipped away more of the paint and painted the wreath around the clock face to its historic gold color. She also cleaned up the marble in the clock face to restore it to its original appearance.
Thank you to the following individuals and companies for making this project a reality!
Bob White Electric