John Leighton Stewart and Stephen Collins Foster Carillon (at McIlvaine Hall)
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The Stewart Tower at McIlvaine Hall was erected in memory of John L. Stewart, class of 1899. The tower contains the four-faced clock given in memory of David F. McGill, DD, LL.D., class of 1881, and the 26-note Stephen Collins Foster Carillon, a gift of the Women's Auxiliary of Allegheny County. Stephen Collins Foster was an American composer (1826-1864) whose songs include "Oh! Susanna!" and "My Old Kentucky Home." He is recognized as the first professional songwriter in the United States, whose songs are among the most popular ever written.