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Public isn't allowed, but we take you inside downtown's clock tower

By Travis Heying

The Wichita Eagle

Inside Wichita: Go inside the downtown clock tower

The clock tower at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum has a long and colorful history. Take a tour to the top of the tower, where visitors of the museum aren’t allowed. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
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The clock tower at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum has a long and colorful history. Take a tour to the top of the tower, where visitors of the museum aren’t allowed. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

The building that currently houses the Wichita-Sedgwick Country Historical Museum was completed in 1892.

The city was in a full-on "bust" cycle economically at the time, and funds were unavailable to install a clock in the building's tower.  It wasn't until 1917, 25 years later, that four clock faces were installed in the tower.

Go behind the scenes into one of Wichita's most iconic structures and learn the surprising history of the clock tower in the original City Hall.

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