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The Singing Tower - The Singing Tower is located on the highest spot in Florida and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds - the Sanctuary. The Tower is built of Florida coquina stone and Georgia pink marble, weight 5,500 tons, and took over two years to complete. It contains one of the largest and finest Carillons in the world, consisting of 71 bells, the smallest bell weighing 17 pounds, while the largest bell weighs 12 tons. This beautiful Sanctuary and wonderful Singing Tower were given to the people by Mr. Edward W. Bok as a symbol of beauty, and as an expression of his thanks to the American Flag. The place has been rightfully called "The Most Beautiful Spot in America."

Physical Description

Linen postcard with divided back published by Florida Post Card Company, Jacksonville, Florida and printed in the United States by "C.T. Art Colortone" made only by Curt Teich & Co. Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

Condition

Used

Language of Message

English

Excerpt from Message

Jan 4th 1937 Left Hole Sound

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United States–Florida–Polk County–Lake Wales

Publisher

Florida Post Card Company

Printer

Curt Teich & Company

Printer Number

6A-H1419

Printing Process

Color lithograph

Technique

Artist rendering

Date Issued

1930-1955

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Publisher Series

S.T. 38

Postcard Collection Number

Florida-03

Digital Collection

San Diego College for Women Linen Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2013

Image File Size

262 KB

Image Format

image/jpeg

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

Archives\SDCW Postcard Collection\FL-03A

Copyright

Copyright not Evaluated

Keywords

Bok Tower Gardens (Lake Wales, Florida), Lake Wales (Florida), Lakes & Ponds, Gardens, Bell Towers

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