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The Clock Museum

Koordinatės: 55.712205180164055, 21.134058237075806
Objekto adresas: 12 Liepų st., Klaipėda, Lithuania
Savivaldybė: Klaipeda

The story of the building at 12 Liepų st. starts as early as the beginning of the 19th century. Hoffman, an accountant, became the first owner of the plot of land in 1778. The lot was sold to one of the wealthiest patricians of Klaipėda – Johann Simpson.
In 1820, a small suburban villa was built based on a project, created by an unknown English architect. At that moment, suburban merchant residencies have started to form in this location. This building served as a residential building for a long time. In 1913, the building was acquired by Johan Hirschberger, a banker, who renovated it and established a bank on the second floor. J. Hirschberger and his family lived on the first floor of the building until 1924.
In 1931, the Lithuanian Government purchased the house along with the plot of land and established the Land Bank. The bank used to help the Lithuanian peasants and the fishermen of the Klaipėda region to repay their short-term debts. In 1939, when the Germans took over the city of Klaipėda, the Land Bank was closed.
In 1945, following World War II, the building became the Klaipėda House of Pioneers and Students. In 1979, this building was handed over to the Lithuanian Arts Museum and in 1984, the Clock Museum was opened, which is still in operation. The building is included in the Register of Cultural Objects.

Submitted: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I.Simonaitytės biblioteka | http://www.klavb.lt/lt/
 
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    Liepų gatvė ir Laikrodžių muziejaus pastatas : [nuotrauka] / Nežinomas autorius. - Klaipėda, [s.a.]. - 1 nuotrauka

    Source: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka, AdM archyvas

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Nuotrauka / jpg

    Liepų gatvė ir Laikrodžių muziejaus pastatas
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    Pastato Liepų g. 12 fasadas : [nuotrauka] / Justina Smaliukaitė. - Klaipėda, [2015]. - 1 nuotrauka

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Nuotrauka / jpg

    Pastato Liepų g. 12 fasadas
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    Pastatas Liepų g. 12 : [nuotrauka] / Justina Smaliukaitė. - Klaipėda, [2015]. - 1 nuotrauka

    Publisher: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Nuotrauka / jpg

    Pastatas Liepų g. 12
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    Laikrodžių muziejus / Tekstą skaitė Agnė Jonkutė, 2018 m.

    Contributor: Klaipėdos apskrities viešoji I. Simonaitytės biblioteka

    Type / format: Garsinis failas / mp3

    Rights: CC BY-NC-ND