Markar Clock Tower (Ferdowsi Clock) is a building located in Yazd’s Markar Square near The Markar Complex. In 1928, Pashootan Ji Dusabhai Markar, an Indian Zoroastrian, decided to build some schools in Yazd for the purpose of education of children in Yazd. The Markar Complex includes elementary schools and high schools for girls and boys, and a full-facility gratis dormitory for poor children.
In 1935 the Municipality of Yazd decided to build Ferdowsi’s monument. The monument was initially planned to be built on Pahlavi Square of Yazd, which was disaccorded. Then it was decided to be built in Markar Square. For the same reason, this clock, which is the monument of Ferdowsi, is also known as the Markar Clock Tower. It is noteworthy to say that this clock is geographically located in the very center of Iran. The Tower is located at the intersection of Basij Boulevard and Kashani Street in Yazd.