Bell Tower - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.942 W 096° 47.949
14S E 706118 N 3629305
Quick Description: Thanks-Giving Square is landscaped garden with a non-denominational chapel and this bell tower. Bell tower is at the west entrance to the area.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2019 7:12:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM115DY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Metal beams approximately 50 feet tall hold three bronze bells.

NBC Channel 5 TV

Kathleen Wilkes wakes up to the sound of the bells every morning, long before her alarm clock goes off. The bells ring every hour starting at 6 a.m., she said.

Weighing over 10,000 pounds, the bells have been a fixture on Pacific Avenue for more than 30 years. The bells were silent for six months while crews repaired them, but they began ringing again on Nov. 24.

"We've talked to the Thanksgiving Foundation," John Crawford said. "It was an accident that they went off at 6 a.m. That shouldn't be a problem much longer."

He said the Thanksgiving Foundation plans to reprogram the bells to ring between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m."

Address of Tower:
1500 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX USA


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 3

Rate tower:

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Yes

Relevant website?: Not listed

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