The Clock on
St. Marys Church,
Our class has been discussing the one of the oldest buildings in our community, the St. Mary's church located on Main Street in East Islip, New York. The church tower houses a large clock. Although the clock has been updated it is the only analog clock in working order on an East Islip building, and is positioned high in the sky for all to view and use.
The church was established in 1902. It is now almost one hundred years old. Many different immigrants helped to build it. There were Germans, English, Irish, Czechs, Italians, Slavs and some French. These people worked on the large estates in the area. The church had a opened a school in 1940 and it is still in existence today.
The large face of the clock has Roman numerals to tell time. The tower is quite beautiful and reflects antique craftsmanship. The Church and the tower symbolize days gone by and the clock itself reminds us of present time, as well as the future ahead.