Giant Cuckoo Clock

Giant Cuckoo Clock (HM2L2H)

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N 40° 30.182', W 81° 38.447'

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The Alpine Alpa restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio commissioned clockmaker Karl Schleutermann to build the world's largest cuckoo clock in 1963. Twelve years and $50,000 later, the enormous outdoor clock was finished. It was featured on the cover of the "Guinness Book of World Records" in 1978. After exposure to Ohio's weather for 30 years, Hampton Hotel's "Save-A-Landmark" program helped to restore the cuckoo clock to operating condition in 2007. The restaurant closed two years later, and the owner of the local store Walnut Creek Cheese purchased the clock and donated it to the Village of Sugarcreek. The clock was moved to its new home in May 2012. Village leaders and community members returned the clock to working condition and placed it on display for all to enjoy.
HM NumberHM2L2H
Year Placed2015
Placed ByVillage of Sugarcreek, The Ohio History Connection
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Date Added Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 445706 N 4483788
Decimal Degrees40.50303333, -81.64078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.182', W 81° 38.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 10.92" N, 81° 38' 26.82" W
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