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Century Tower Carillon

University of Florida

 
 
Century Tower Carillon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Century Tower Carillon Marker
Inscription.  

“Call together those who are studious
of all good things both human and divine”
The Bells of the
Century Tower Carillon

were cast in 1976 by Koninklijke Eijsbouts of Asten, the Netherlands, and were first rung from this tower on May 14, 1979. Upon the recommendation of President and Mrs. Robert Q. Marston, the carillon is a gift to the campus from students, both past and present, and stands at the center of the community of scholars, marking the movement of time, heralding occasions of importance in the lives of its people, and pealing music of all ages to delight the common spirit.
 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation.
 
Location. 29° 38.921′ N, 82° 20.597′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Newell Drive and Stadium Drive, on the left when traveling north on Newell Drive. The marker is located
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within the University of Florida Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 375 Newell Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Tower (a few steps from this marker); Ralph D. Turlington (within shouting distance of this marker); Turlington Rock, 1984 (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Marston Science Library (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); African Studies (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Auditorium (about 400 feet away); Grinter Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Details of the 61-bell carillon. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.)
 
Century Tower Carillon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Century Tower Carillon Marker
Century Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. Century Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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