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This unique clock is believed to be one of three of its kind remaining in the country and the only one in North Carolina. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by itself and as part of the New Bern Historic District, the Baxter Clock was built in 1920 by the Seth Thomas Clock Company and installed at this location in 1930. It is named after the former Baxter Jewelry store whose owners installed it in front of their business. Unfortunately, in 1977 a truck backed into the clock, damaging it. During the process of removal for repair, the clock was dropped, smashing the glass and machinery inside. It was put in storage and there it sat for 14 years until the Swiss Bear Development Corporation offered to repair it. It was finally reinstalled in 1991.

Baxter Clock

Baxter Clock Survey and Planning Unit Staff. "Baxter Clock," National Register of Historic Places. 7-2-73.