The streetscape of Miami will soon have a new element - a centennial timepiece.
On the northwest corner of Main and Second streets, in the grassy area by the First National motor bank, will be a four-sided clock more than 12 feet tall, compliments of Miami Main Street Inc.
The clock is handcrafted by Verdin Company, a five generation clock making firm in Ohio.
On two sides of the clock is the inscription “Miami” and the other two display the words “Established in 1891,” acording to Fay Culver, executive director of Miami Main Street Inc.
As of Wednesday, all that could be seen of the clock was a mound of concrete that, according to Culver, extends six feet below the surface.
The state's centennial committee decided to bestow 100 grants for centennialclocks and Miami Main Street was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $25,000 to fund the project.
The bench and bronze sculpture that once sat in front of the bank's main office at 2 North Main St. will be placed near the base of the clock.
The clock has back-lit dials and automatically resets for Day Light Savings Time, according to Culver. If the power goes out, it will reset itself to the right time.
“We think the clock with be a great addition to Miami along with the sculpture,” Culver said.
The clock will be unveiled at 5 p.m. Dec. 1, just before the Miami Christmas Parade.