Thanks Frank. It's a good try, but not the building I am thinking of. The clock as it appears in the more recent photo does resemble the one I am remembering though as it was painted over (and had a little rust visible as well). Another thought occurred to me that it could have been the unemployment/food stamp office? I don't know. But like you, I don't recall many public clocks around the neighborhood either. If I ever come up with the answer though, I will be sure to post it here. Thank you.