Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Singing Tower of Florida Vintage Postcards The Tenor Bell

The Singing Tower is located on the highest spot in Florida and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds -  The Tower is built of Florida coquina stone and Georgia pink marble, weight 5,500 tons, and took over two years to complete.  It contains one of the loargest and the finest Catillons in the world, consisting of 71 bells, the smallest bell weighing 17 pounds, while the largest weighs 12 tons.  This beautiful Sanctuary and wonderful Singing Tower were given to the people by Mr. Edward W. Bok as a symbol of beauty, and as an expression of his thanks to the American Flag.  The place has been rightfully called  "The Most Beautiful Spot in America."

 The Tenor Bell, weighing a little over 11 tons is located among 70 other bells at the Singing Tower in the Mountains near Lake Wales Florida. 
The inscription reads:
This Carillon is a Tribute of Affection
From Edward William Bok to his Grandparents
Lovers of Beauty Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-six

Florida postcards are bountiful especially ones of the Singing Tower.

1 comment:

nancy huggins said...

Isn't it amazing how much history there is in the old post cards. I love knowing about the past and what it was like :)

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