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Coughlin Campanile

 
 
Coughlin Campanile Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 5, 2007
1. Coughlin Campanile Marker
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A memorable landmark for South Dakota State University and the city of Brookings, the Coughlin Campanile is the state’s tallest chimes tower. It was built in 1929-30.

Described in the campus newspaper as the most striking structure in South Dakota, the Campanile was a $65,000 gift from 1909 alumnus Charles Coughlin.

An engineering graduate, Coughlin became a prominent Milwaukee manufacturer, serving as president treasurer and general manager of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation based in Wisconsin. A native of Carthage, S.D., Coughlin laid the Campanile cornerstone during the first outdoor commencement exercises held in Coolidge Sylvan Theatre on June 10, 1929.

The Campanile was registered as a significant on the National Register of Historic Places February 26, 1987. The use of classical motifs and devices suggest some beaux arts classicism influence.


CENTENNIAL WALK

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVESITY

Established 1881

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
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18.936′ N, 96° 47.285′ W. Marker is in Brookings, South Dakota, in Brookings County. Marker can be reached from Medary Avenue, 0.1 miles north of 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. On the campus of South Dakota State University approximately 20 yards up the path on the right side of the intersection of Medary Avenue and 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookings SD 57006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paul Zantow Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heart of Brookings (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brookings/Hillcrest Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Downtown (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Recycling Trash Into Our Treasure (approx. 3.2 miles away); Tangle Town (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookings.
 
Coughlin Campanile image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 5, 2007
2. Coughlin Campanile
Coughlin Campanile with Marker in Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 5, 2007
3. Coughlin Campanile with Marker in Front
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.

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