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Purdue University

May 1, 2004

clock and statue in Purdue Memorial Union Inside Purdue Memorial Union
Purdue Campus Model Model of Purdue University campus
Building Non Accessible
BUILDING
NON
ACCESSIBLE

Nuclear Engineering Building Nuclear Engineering Building

NO SMOKING
Except in
Designated areas
Purdue Mall Engineering Fountain Purdue Mall Engineering Fountain (also here, here)
Purdue Bell Tower
PURDUE BELL TOWER
On January 19, 1894, Purdue University dedicated
Heavilon Hall, an engineering laboratory with a tower that soared above
the modest skyline of the fledgling campus. Four days later, the structure lay in ruins,
destroyed by explosion and fire. Amid the shock and tears of the disaster, Purdue
President James Smart issued a rallying cry that crystallized the spirit of the University:
"That tower shall go up one brick higher!"
It did go up again - nine bricks higher, according to legend - and the rebuilt
Heavilon Hall and tower remained a campus landmark until they were razed in 1956.
The four bells from the rebuilt tower, which tolled the hours and class times for
generations of Purdue students, fell silent for almost 40 years. The Heavilon Hall
bells now ring again in the belfry above, reminding all who hear their joyous
peals that our University will ever strive to build "one brick higher."

DEDICATED OCTOBER 14, 1995

Made possible with a leadership gift from the class of 1948.

Time capsule below to be opened in 2095 A.D.

Purdue Bell Tower Plaque Purdue Bell Tower Plaque (on ground beneath tower; see text above)
Purdue Stone Lions' Fountain Stone Lions' Fountain
Purdue Memorial Union Outside Purdue Memorial Union
Office with plants in window Office with plants in window

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