A familiar clock has been restored in East Peoria.
The Four-Faced Clock tower has been restored and reinstalled in East Peoria’s Levee District. It was rededicated to developer Maury Joseph at a ceremony on Wednesday.
“Just very grateful,” Joseph said, “that the city was able to take this project on.”
Joseph helped develop the Festival of Lights as well as major business hubs in East Peoria.
“Their family was instrumental in town centers one and two,” says Ty Livingston, Director of Planning and Community Development with the City of East Peoria.
The clock originally stood in the 100 block of East Washington Street, but was covered by trees and in need of repair. After being re-painted and digitized, it was transfered to the municipal building.
“I would like not only my children to enjoy it, but my great grandchildren as well,” Joseph said. “It is now in an area where people can enjoy it.”