Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


J. Howard Hodge Memorial Bell Towers

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Institution Name: Howard Payne University
Original/Historic Place Name: J. Howard Hodge Memorial Bell Towers
Location on Campus: approximately 1015 Center Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1978original construction Dill, Frank
Designer: Frank Dill (Houston, TX)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Postmodern (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1978-present (2006)memorial site
1978-present (2006)bell tower

This structure was built in memory of J. Howard Hodge and to honor the eternal omnipotence of the holy trinity and to provide the inspiration to those young men and women who strive to achieve perfect responsibility to God. Each of the three pillars is built in a tripod fashion. The length of each pillar varies, as does the height of each tower. Three circular walkways encircle the complex, and a carillon of 37 bells is housed in the towers.


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