Tracking the history of the Millerton clock tower

In 1905 — a much simpler time — a Millerton resident identified as M.L.J. with a return address only of Millerton, N.Y., shared the new pride of the community with a friend in Winsted, Conn., with the notation, “We all set our watches by this clock.” Photo submitted

MILLERTON — Sometimes the greatest Hidden Treasures go unnoticed even though they are in plain sight. That is the case with the symbol of the village of Millerton — the old clock tower atop the Main Street’s Moviehouse, known as Benedict Hall. 

Since its installation in 1903, the clock’s face told the passing moments of each day as its bell tolled the hours — reminding residents of tasks to be done, friends to be met and celebrations to be held. 

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