The San Franciscans: Jack Wittenmyer
As Chief Timekeeper of the Market Street Timekeepers, Jack Wittenmyer led the restoration of the Samuels Clock. Commissioned by jeweler Albert S. Samuels to coincide with the Panama Pacific Exposition in 1915, the clock was placed in front of Samuels' store, first at 895 Market Street and later at its current location in front of 856 Market. The exquisite street clock was built by Joseph Meyer of Seattle. It was registered as a San Francisco Landmark in 1975. After many years of disrepair, the Samuels Clock was restored to its original grace and luster and was unveiled by Mayor Willie Brown late in 2000.

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