After learning how the Dowling literary magazine of the late sixties got its name, I was hooked on the idea of finding an existing watchclock station on campus. Not as easy as it may seem. Given extensive remodeling over the years, in addition to the fire of 1974 (which we’ll talk more about in a few weeks), there were none to be found.
Luckily, Al in Security asked around for me and we did pinpoint one lone example in the foyer of the Curtin Center (aka The Carriage House, aka John Astor Hall). This one is a Detex Watchclock Station, embalmed in many layers of paint and unfortunately without its key.
To fill out the picture, here’s a photo from Flickr that shows an intact station. If I turn up any more on campus, I’ll let you know.