The clock, sometimes referred to as the Derby Clock, features mechanical horses running around a track. It has been out of commission for years, but private funds were donated to save the 35-year old timepiece designed by local artist Barney Bright.
The iconic Louisville Clock may soon be moved to Theater Square downtown.
Renovations to accommodate the clock at 4th Street and Broadway began this week.
“We are removing a landscape berm and the existing fountain in Theatre Square in hopes that the clock might eventually land there,” says architect Steve Wiser, who has worked to save the 35-year-old clock.
The clock—which is often called the Derby Clock—features mechanical horses running around a track. It has been plagued by mechanical errors and moved repeatedly. The renovations to Theater Square were planned in the city budget, but the clock was refurbished largely through private donations.