Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Bell Tower

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Institution Name: Gwynedd-Mercy College
Original/Historic Place Name: Bell Tower
Location on Campus: in front of library
Date(s) of Construction:
1992original construction; August 1 J. P. Macaro & Sons Schul Merich Carillons
Designer: J. P. Macaro & Sons (Lower Salford, PA); Schul Merich Carillons (Sellersville, PA)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1992-present (2006)bell tower

The Bell Tower provides a focal point on campus for prayer services and other meetings to commemorate significant events. The tower weighs eight tons and measures 13 x 13 feet at its widest point. The creator, J.P. Mascaro and Sons, donated the bell tower to the college, where it now stands in front of the college library. Schulmerich Carillons of Sellersville. Pennsylvania manufactured the tower's electronic carillon and installed the bells into the tower.


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