The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells

The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (HM20OT)

Location: East Lansing, MI 48823 Ingham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.919', W 84° 28.94'

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On May 3, 1996, the bells of Beaumont Tower rang again after having been silenced by wear and tear since 1987. Spartans everywhere rejoiced. In July 1995, the MSU Board of Trustees approved a renovation plan for the tower and carillon.

A gift from John W. and Alice B. Beaumont, the tower was dedicated in 1929 when MSU President Peter McPherson's grandfather, Melville, was on the Michigan State College governing board. John Beaumont, a Michigan State alumnus, was a professor at the Detroit College of Law in the late 1800's. John Donaldson was the architect and Lee Lawrie the sculptor of the original tower.

The restoration project included renovation of the carillon mechanism, replacement of 20 of the 47 bells to match the shape and tonal quality of the originals, the addition of 2 new bells, partial automation of the clock, the Westminster chimes, and the tower structure.

With this restoration, the bells of Beaumont again serve as a source of inspiration and unity to the MSU community for generations to come.
HM NumberHM20OT
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Date Added Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 706105 N 4734126
Decimal Degrees42.73198333, -84.48233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.919', W 84° 28.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 55.14" N, 84° 28' 56.4" W
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Area Code(s)517
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , East Lansing MI 48823, US
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