KAYSERI CLOCK TOWER

Although the watch was developed in the East, the tradition of making a tower clock appeared in the West and was first applied to churches and palace towers. The earliest examples of these structures, which have been seen since the beginning of the 13th century, are the clock towers in Westminster, England and Padua, Italy. In Europe, the tradition of making clock tower, which became popular in the 15th century is considered to have begun in the end of the 14th century. This idea of Kientz supports the Banaluka Ferhat Pasha Mosque Clock Tower (1577) and Skopje Clock Tower.

In the Ottoman Empire in XVII and XIX. Centuries, from west to east, the clock tower became widespread. At the 25th anniversary of II. Abdulhamid's ascension to the throne (1901), clocks spread to the interior of Anatolia and to the entire territory of the Ottoman state on the will he sent about the construction of the clock tower.

As a symbol embodying the cities and the towns, the clock towers erected on the highest hills, the squares seen from everywhere and they are classified according to their place: the ones in the squares, the ones in the slopes and the hills, the ones on a building. Clock towers generally consist of base, trunk and pavilions. There is a room in the pedestal and a ladder in the room to climb over the barn. This room is sometimes arranged as a muvakkithane* Sometimes there is a fountain on top. In the mansion, which is the last floor of the clock tower, there is a clock mechanism. Kayseri Clock Tower, located in Cumhuriyet Square (old Sarayönü). The date on which the tower and clock were built was H.1322 / M.1906 and the construction started with the support of Governor Haydar Bey. Master is Tavlusunlu Salih Usta.