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FIRST - Bell Tower on a US College Campus - El Campanil, Mills College - Oakland, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 46.720 W 122° 10.950
10S E 571990 N 4181572
Quick Description: El Campanil at Mills College in Oakland, California, is believed to be the first bell tower on a US College Campus.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2009 12:39:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM7BKK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
From the Mills College web site:

El Campanil is the 72-foot Spanish-style clock and bell tower that stands on the edge of a huge grassy oval in front of Mills Hall. Designed by famed architect Julia Morgan in 1904, it was one of her earliest career projects and her first of six designs constructed at Mills College. The tower was built of reinforced concrete, a revolutionary material at the time, and it remained intact after the 1906 earthquake, earning it raves for strength as well as style. The clockworks have been recently repaired to keep perfect time and signal four bells to mark each hour. The bells—named Faith, Hope, Peace, and Joy—can be heard across campus and provide friendly and familiar comfort with every chime.

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Date of FIRST: 1/1/1904

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