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Los Angeles Times (Southland) - October 16, 1964

Design for UCR Tower Selected
Will Serve as Focal Point for Student Affairs

RIVERSIDE - The winning design for a clock and bell tower to grace the University of California campus here was announced Thursday by UCR Chancellor Ivan H. Hinderaker

Picked from six entries was a design submitted by Jones and Emmons, a Los Angeles architectural firm.

The 176-foot tower will be built of reinforced concrete and precast grill work in a sunken plaza with reflecting pools in the central area of the campus northwest of the library.

Campus Hallmark
It will be topped by carillon bells and will serve as a focal point for student affairs and an architectural hallmark of the campus.

It is the gift of an anonymous donor.

The decision on design was made in Davis Thursday at a meeting of the UC Regents committee on buildings and grounds.

At the same meeting the committee also approved schematic drawings for five major UCR buildings to cost $11 million. They are humanities, classroom and office and library units, a central lighting and refrigeration plant and a communications building.


This is the winning design for the clock and bell tower to be built at the University of California campus at Riverside. It was submitted by Jones & Emmons, Los Angeles architects.