Kaufmann's Clock

Kaufmann's Clock
1:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

100 Years of Meeting Under the Kaufmann's Clock

"Meet me under Kaufmann's Clock" has been said for decades — 10 to be exact — by friends, families and lovers as a rendezvous in downtown Pittsburgh.

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the installation of the clock on the department store at Fifth and Smithfield.

While Kaufmann's is gone, Macy's made sure it kept the Pittsburgh icon when it acquired the department store chain. On Friday dozens of people with special memories of "meeting under the clock" gathered to mark the centennial.

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Essential Pittsburgh
11:30 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Artist Finds Inspiration in a Century-Old Timepiece

The Kaufmann's Clock has served as a meeting place for Pittsburghers for a century
Katie Blackley 90.5 WESA

After a century in downtown Pittsburgh, residents of the city can still recall telling friends and family to “meet me under the Kaufmann’s Clock.” The bronze ornamental clock, which still hangs at the corner of Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue, has served as a meeting place for Pittsburghers for years. Macy's celebrates the clock's 100th anniversary with a city proclamation of May 17th as "Meet Me Under the Clock Day" as well as events surrounding this cherished Kaufmann's tradition.

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