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Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower

 
 
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
1. Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
George and Venetia Peterson
and
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.

President of College: William R. Nester
Architect: Jack D. Wilkins & Associates

 
Erected 1986 by Kearney State College.
 
Location. 40° 42.035′ N, 99° 5.749′ W. Marker is in Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo County. Touch for map. Carillon is on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus, between Founders Hall and Ryan Library. Marker
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
2. Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Sponsors
is at or near this postal address: 905 West 25th Street (U.S. Highway 30), Kearney NE 68849, United States of America.
 
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. 0.8 miles 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 . . .  University of Nebraska Kearney. (Submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducationMan-Made Features
 
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
3. Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
4. Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower
Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Relief Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
5. Kearney State College Memorial Carillon Tower Relief Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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