The Dial is the most famous landmark in Arima. Mayor John Francis Wallen purchased it from Nice, France in 1898 and the chimes of the clock gave the people of Arima a sense of time. It was presented to the people of Arima in a time of increased civic pride with the rise of the cocoa crop. It was placed in the centre of town at the intersection of Broadway and Woodford Street and has since been known as the Arima Dial. The chimes of the clock were said to give the people of Arima a sense of time, a sense of belonging, particularly at the start of a new day.
Property of interest situated at the intersection of Queen Street and Broadway Street in the Borough of Arima.
Address: Intersection of Broadway Street and Queen Street
Site Type: Cultural Heritage
Public Accessibility: Full Access
Listing Status: Stage 8 – List published in the Gazette and Heritage Site listed on Index of Listings at the Registrar General. Listing Completed & Heritage Site Protected Under the Act
Grade: Grade A—an object or artifact made by man that is rare or unique or is considered to be a fine crafted example of its kind;
Cultural Community: French
Site Features: Clock Towers
Intersection of Broadway Street and Queen Street, Arima