Edward Bok and Nature’s Concert Hall

The fifty-two-story Bok Tower and Carillon completed in 1929 in naturally landscaped gardens near Lake Wales, Florida, was a gift to the American people by Dutch immigrant, Edward Bok.

Bok was the editor of Ladies Home Journal, the first magazine to have a million subscribers—making Bok a giant in the publishing industry.
Bok wanted his carillon tower to tell a story.

Sixty carillon bells top the tower—the largest weighing nearly 12 tons—with a range of sound covering five octaves. The tower is often referred to as “Nature’s Concert Hall.”

Built with colorful stonework and featuring carved images from nature, a master metalworker crafted thirty brass panels for its massive brass entrance door depicting the story of creation from the beginning of Genesis 1!

Engage with the Bible—in the impact of this Book of all books!

Share

More Book Minute Features

February 10, 2020

Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley, whose father was a slave, became one of the prolific gospel songwriters of his time! Although he didn’t attend school, he l...
February 03, 2020

Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley, born on this date in 1811, served in Congress, ran for president, helped organize the Republican Party, and founded The New York Tribu...
January 27, 2020

The Washington Monument and Exodus 28:36

The Washington Monument, at 555 feet, is the tallest public structure in Washington, DC, and is located on the National Mall. It took thirty-six years...