Coughlin Campanile
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 18.934 W 096° 47.281
14T E 676402 N 4909302
Quick Description: The Coughlin Campanile was completed on the campus of South Dakota State University(SDSU) in 1929.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2006 1:11:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMH3T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wilsonjw
Views: 27

Long Description:
Costing $75,000, it was a gift to the University from Charles Coughlin, a graduate from the class of 1909. The Campanile is a chimes tower that rises to 165 feet and is located on Medary Ave. The tower's chimes cover three octaves and can be "played" manually from an organ in the nearby Lincoln Music Hall. The Campanile also appears in SDSU's business logo and on most leaderheads.

In August of 2000, as a part of "Visions for the Future" campaign over 4,000 alumni and businesses donated a total of $540,000 to have the Campanile restored. This restoration included mortar work and replacement of parts of the limestone base.
Street address:
Medary Ave
Brookings, SD USA


County / Borough / Parish: Brookings

Year listed: 1987

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Recreation And Culture

Current function: Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: no

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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