Kearney in Buffalo County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower
George and Venetia Peterson
Elias and Mary Yanney
The carillon tower reflects the early history of Kearney State College and the Administration Building located adjacent to this site.
The four columns of the carillon tower symbolize the columns that adorned the main entry of the Administration Building which was the first building constructed on the campus. The relief sculptures are adapted from replicas of the Partheon sculptures in Athens, Greece, which were located in the Administration Building auditorium.
The carillon tower honors George and Venetia Peterson and Elias and Mary Yanney who immigrated to Kearney from Greece and Lebanon. The success of the families since their arrival in America reflects the hopes and aspirations of all generations in their pursuit of excellence.
Architect: Jack D. Wilkins & Associates
Erected 1986 by Kearney State College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture Arts, Letters, Music • Education.
Location. 40° 42.035′ N, 99° 5.749′ W. Marker is in Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Carillon is on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus, between Founders Hall and Ryan Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 905 West 25th Street (US Highway 30), Kearney NE 68849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hostetler Amphitheatre (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 500 feet away); Buffalo County’s Lincoln Highway Seedling Mile (approx. half a mile away); Kearney Civil War and Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Empress Theatre (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Oregon Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Paul Ambrose (approx. 0.9 miles away); Good Samaritan Air Crew (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kearney.
Also see . . .
1. University of Nebraska Kearney. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the 24 bells in this tower. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.