Our historic clock tower has been the symbol of Petaluma since its erection in 1881 as the Masonic Lodge was nearing its completion, arriving by way of Cape Horn from its humble Connecticut origins. Rebuilt during the depression, the original inner mechanisms are still in use today, though they had to be repaired in 2005 due to age. Its intricate internals were sent to Oregon where certified clockmakers worked on the gears, cogs, pulleys, and other articulations, returning it in pristine condition, ready to last another hundred and twenty years.

The return of the clock was met with great fanfare, and the whole of Petaluma celebrated the joyous rededication.