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Title
Tower bell
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
Undated
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
San José State University Archives Photograph Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Photograph shows two men lifting the Tower Bell. The bell was commissioned for the California Normal School in 1862.
The bell is currently located by the Spartan Rose Garden between the computer center and Tower Hall. A plaque by the bell states, "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 reinstalled in the main building of the newly constructed Tower Hall where it was rung on special occasions. In the early 1960's seismic concerns led to its retirement and relocation to ground level".
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
4.5 x 3 in.
Extent
4.5 x 3 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjsuUA/id/665
Language
English
Subject
Bells
Bell towers
Men
Towers
Universities & colleges
San Jose State College
Place
San Jose
California
Source
San Jose State University Archives Photograph Collection

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