NJ Newspaper...... Thursday, February 05, 1998
Westfield Clockmeister, John Panosh, Advises That Town Clock Is "Off-Line" For Tower Repairs Until Spring
Subj: Town Clock "off line"
For over a
century the Town Clock, which overlooks the Memorial
Plaza from the First United Methodist Church, has been a
faithful timepiece to those who drive or walk along Broad
Street and North Avenue. Recently restored, the 1886 E.
Howard clock was rededicated in 1994 for the Westfield
Bicentennial celebration. This great "grandfather
clock" has rested in two towers during its lifetime.
It was in 1910 that the clock and the large bell, that
tolls the hour, were moved to the, then, new church
tower. Over the years and into 1998, people have depended
on the clock when shopping in downtown Westfield, or as
they rush to catch their trains or busses. Since the
restoration, the Town Clock has been as accurate as most
wrist watches-digital or analog. Rarely does the clock
vary by more than a minute. But when it has not been on
time, some residents have contacted John R. Panosh, the
Town Bell Master and restorer of the clock, with a plea
to "please correct the time."