Memorial Tower - University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 56.699 W 092° 19.502
15S E 558492 N 4310887
Quick Description: Gothic tower built as a memorial to the students who died as servicemen in World War I.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2008 5:26:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM3M78
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 27

Long Description:

Northeast from the library, at the east end of Lowry Street, MEMORIAL TOWER, a Gothic-type native white-limestone structure rising 140 feet, forms an entrance arch to White Campus. The Tower, dedicated as a World War memorial in 1926, contains tablets inscribed with the names of 118 students who lost their lives in the war. The illuminated clock over the archway, and the chimes were added in 1936. ~ from Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State, 1941, Columbia section pg. 213

The Memorial Tower has been has been expanded and is now call Memorial Union and serves as the student union.  Building also houses other student oriented departments.

Book: Missouri

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 213

Year Originally Published: 1941

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