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Campanile Ornament - Created exclusively for the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum.
This is the first in the series of SDSU Brass ornaments.
Made in the USA. Measures 2.75" x 2.25" Gift boxed.
Punctuating the Brookings skyline is the 165 foot Coughlin Campanile,
the state's tallest chimes tower. A climb of 179 steps leads to a panoramic
view of the city. The statuesque structure was a gift from 1909 engineering
graduate Charles Coughlin, whose career was highlighted as head of the
prestigious Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Coughlin laid the campanile's
cornerstone during the first outdoor commencement exercises held in Coolidge
Theater on June 29, 1929. Since then, its chimes have called students to
classes with the famous Westminster peals. The tower's musical repertoire
includes the SDSU loyalty song and the national anthem.
The design for the Campanile Ornament is taken from the 1931 Jackrabbit yearbook.
The four corners of the frame are the architectural details that grace the window above the entrance to Lincoln Music Hall.