Denny Chimes

Denny Chimes (HMJQN)

Location: Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Tuscaloosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 12.6', W 87° 32.774'

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This bell tower, and enduring symbol of Alabama's first university, was erected in honor of President George H. Denny, under whose leadership (1911 to 1936) The University of Alabama gained national prominence. Conceived by Jerome M Britchey and his classmates, this free-standing campanile carillon was built by Skinner, Maxwell, and Company and dedicated May 27, 1929, with Governor Bibb Graves presiding. Converted in 1945 from a bell carillon to an electronic system and modernized in 1966, its echoes have continued to touch the hearts and memories of Alabamians from ever walk of life.

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Exhausted by years of service, the system was replaced in 1986 with a 25-bell bronze carillon of the highest known quality and design. The funding for the bells and the establishment of a permanent fund for continuing maintenance were made possible by the University's alumni and special friends.This marker stands as a tangible expression of gratitude to all who have participated in the erection and preservation of this historical monument.
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 449094 N 3674700
Decimal Degrees33.21000000, -87.54623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 12.6', W 87° 32.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 12' 36.00" N, 87° 32' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13734 Quad outer trail, Tuscaloosa AL 35401, US
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