Preview

image preview

Caption

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

One 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 and Company Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

Condition

Used

Language of Message

English

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United States–Florida–Polk County–Lake Wales

Publisher

Florida Post Card Co.

Printer

Curt Teich & Co.

Printing Process

Chromolithography

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

Cop-Darc\Postcards\Linen Postcards\Florida\FL-03A

Copyright

This postcard may be protected by copyright law. It is being made available for non-commercial, personal, educational, and research use only. It is the responsibility of the user to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) or heirs for any other use.

Keywords

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

Share

Image Location

 
COinS