Winkler Clock


The Winkler clock has been a recognizable symbol of community and prosperity in downtown Kansas City, Kansas for over 75 years. Originally owned and commissioned by Frank Winkler, German immigrant and jewelry store owner, the clock eventually changed hands and made several moves as the Winkler family business evolved over time.

The clock’s Neo-Classical style is fitting with the era of it’s inception. The style that grew out of the Chicago World’s Fair extended to other areas of Kansas City, Kansas such as street lights and fixtures.

…the Hy-Vee Hot Zone is a memorable experience because of some of the elements that were implemented for the first time; such as the use of the fire in the stage and signage, the Airstream, and the heavy use of technology in the space.

Daniel Willrich, AIA, Asst. Director, Store Architecture Hy-Vee, inc

When Dimensional Innovations was called on to help with the restoration, the clock was in poor shape – chipping paint, rust and overall deterioration. With careful hands and attention to detail, DI was able to bring the historic clock back to life and convert it to electric power.

The Winkler clock still stands tall as a historic reminder and an architectural artifact.