Last night at approximately 5 p.m. a well known Hallock fixture was unveiled and made its long awaited return after a several year hiatus. In 1958, the Sjostrand Jewelry store originally purchased the clock from a traveling salesman for $285. The clock ran nonstop for over 50 years until it was sold to an antique collector after the last business closed. Many Hallock residents expressed they missed having the clock, as it had become such a familiar sight.
The building was vacant for several years and used as storage until this past year it was finally purchased and given a brand new life. In just a few weeks, the Bean and Brush coffee shop will be opening in the first floor, while the second floor is already functioning as an Airbnb “The Scandinavia“.. as well as a studio space that I occasionally use for photo sessions! Luckily, the antique collector, Mike Totleben who originally purchased the clock at an auction, lives in Hallock. The Scandinavia purchased the clock back from him, and donated the money from the clock to the “Friday Night Live” program at the Nursing Home! The clock was fully restored, set to the correct time and is back at its place on Main Street for years to come! A crowd gathered in front of the building for the official unveiling, and Jim Sjostrand did the honors.
I took advantage of the beautiful evening and also photographed a few more shots around Main Street during “Blue Hour” which is when the sun is below the horizon and the indirect sunlight takes on a blue shade. These were the perfect conditions for some incredible dusk photos. Here are a few of my favorites!
Next door Revelation Ale Works was hopping as well!
It’s so wonderful to see so many cars and events going on again in our little town!
If you have any memories of the clock or the old Jewelry Store/Bank building please leave a comment!