Furman University Bell Tower; structure dedicated to Alester Furman

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Legacies Classification
Memorial Place
Memorial Type
Space on Campus
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Furman, Alester
Title
Furman University Bell Tower; structure dedicated to Alester Furman
Background and Context
The current Bell Tower is the icon of the university, often found on seals, stickers, t shirts, and more. However, the old Bell Tower rang for Confederate victories for the duration of the Civil War, as Furman students would celebrate the victories.
Physical Description
An ivory clock tower, with a spiral staircase to the top where carillon bells ring.
Memorial Inscription
This replica of the bell tower of the main building of the original Greenville campus has been erected to bring back memories of the beginnings of Furman University in Greenville and in honor of Alester Garden Furman (October 22, 1867- March 06, 1962) by his children. 1965.
Creator/Participating Person(s)
Unknown
Date created, installed or dedicated
1854
Date Modified
1958
Funded by
Family of Alester Furman
Location: Institution, City, State

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