Silverscape Jewelers - The End of an Era
For decades in downtown Northampton, people have paused at the corner of Main and King streets for the current time and temperature located on a clock on the Art Deco building at One King Street. Part of a daily routine for many of Northampton's residents, it's hard to remember when the clock, and the historic building, which initially opened as First National Bank in 1928, wasn't there.
Since 1993 it's been home to Silverscape Designs. Although the clock may stay, Silverscape Designs will be closing its doors. It was a tough decision, but the time was right, said current owner Wally Perlman. "It's a tough place to leave, but it's time for retirement," said Perlman, 77.