The Clock Tower

(1883), Centerway Square

50 feet high with a bell that weighs 1400 pounds, the clock tower was once a favorite watering stop for local horses. Built of Antrim stone found locally, the clock tower in Centerway Square is a memorial to Erastus Corning, for whom the City of Corning is named. It has become one of Corning's most famous landmarks and a favorite spot for visitor photos. Celebrations and festivals of various kinds take place in Centerway Square throughout the year. Take a few moments to look beneath your feet at the many bricks in honor and memory of local benefactors and preservationists.