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:
1928original construction
ca. 1995rebuilt
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival, Regionalist/Vernacular (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, education, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Roof: copper
1928-present (2006)bell tower

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.


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


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