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Bok Tower

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Identification

Bok Tower
Bok Singing Tower
127021

Map

Structure in General

clock/bell tower
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
marble
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

ornament

Facts

  • Dedicated February 1, 1929 by President Calvin Coolidge.
  • The tower's marble carvings represent the wildlife of Florida, including flowers, trees, cranes, herons, eagles, seahorses, jellyfish, fish, pelicans, flamingos, geese, swans, foxes, storks, tortoises, and hares. There are also baboons, and Adam and Eve with the serpent.
  • Bok Tower was built as the centerpiece of a 157-acre garden, and holds a carillon which gives frequent concerts.
  • Situated at the highest point of land on the Florida Peninsula.

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Location

1151 Tower Boulevard
33853
Lake Wales
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

203.00 ft
203.00 ft
Feb 1926
1928

Involved Companies

Milton B. Medary

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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