Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Bell Tower

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Institution Name: Macalester College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bell Tower
Location on Campus: next to Weyerhaeuser Hall
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1928original construction Unknown
ca. 1995rebuilt Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: none specified
Roof: copper
1928-present (2007)bell tower

Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

The Bell Tower was a gift of the classes of 1927 and 1928 and was rebuilt in the mid 1990s. Over the years it has served as a meeting place and has been a landmark at the center of campus. The bell is rung for special events and at the start of the annual commencement exercises.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Macalester College. Macalester College--A Century and Beyond. St. Paul, MN: Macalester College, 1985.

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office

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