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!

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