The Bell Tower on Swan Lake

Gordon Taylor

Greenville, SC, United States

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At Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

The Bell Tower at Furman University is an enduring icon, rich in history and tradition.

Originally built in 1854 shortly after Furman relocated from Winnsboro, the Bell Tower overlooked the Reedy River in downtown Greenville. Its bell had once rung in celebration of Confederate victories, and had summoned generations of students to class. At one time, the tolling of the bell could be heard throughout town announcing Furman victories over Clemson.

When a new campus began to take shape in the 1960s, a movement to have the Bell Tower replicated also began. Construction on the six-story tower began in 1964. Engineers designed a detachable copper roof, allowing for a 60-bell carillon to be placed in the structure’s top level a year after the Tower’s completion. The original bell from the old campus was placed on the fifth level.

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ~ John Donne

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