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Campanile

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1922, Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson

Set in the center of the central campus is this 110-foot-high campanile. The historic precedent for its design was set in Venetian Gothic architecture. At the corner of its four-sided spire roof are Gothic pinnacles; below are three elongated Gothic-style openings. The entrances at its base are also Gothic, but as one finds especially in Italian examples, the Gothic has an Islamic tinge to it.

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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim
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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Campanile", [Ames, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/IA-01-CE018.6.

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