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As spring moves forward, the Old Courthouse clock gains an hour

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It's quite a journey to the top of the Old Courthouse to change the clock twice a year.

Joey Devoy says he's been changing the clock for about 20-years.

Devoy says the clock is 122-years-old with all original parts except for the electric parts.

The room where the clock is controlled is all the way at the top of the Old Courthouse and this small class is what determines the time on the big clocks you see outside.

Devoy says it's a privilege to take care of this piece of Evansville history.

"In new buildings, they don't build towers with clocks in them," says Devoy. "You know, everyone has an iPhone now, right? The time is in your hand. Everything about the world is right there in your hand, but when this building was built, I guess there was very few clocks around. So, people would look up to see what time it was and you know, it's a piece of history."

Devoy also says the clock takes just a minute to set in the spring and 45 minutes to set back in the fall.

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