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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tower Bell

 
 
Tower Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. Tower Bell Marker
Inscription. Cast to commemorate the California State Normal School in 1881, this 3,000-pound bell was rung at 8 a.m. each morning until the earthquake stilled its voice in 1906. In 1910, the bell was re-installed in the maim building of the newly constructed Tower Hall, where it was rung on special occasions. In the early 1960s, seismic concerns led to it retirement and relocation at ground level.
 
Location. 37° 20.131′ N, 121° 53.004′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Paseo de San Antonio Walk. Click for map. The marker and bell are on the San Jose State University campus just north of Tower Hall. Paseo San Antonio Walk is a pedestrian walkway accessible from either South 4th Street or South 7th Street. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Normal School (within shouting distance of this marker); Bickur Cholim (approx. 0.2 miles away); San José Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Century Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station / World’s First Broadcasting Station
The Tower Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. The Tower Bell and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knox-Goodrich Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); First State Capital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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