Senior Memorial Chime was installed in the Library Hall | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
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The Senior Memorial Chime was installed in the Library Hall (now Altgeld Hall) tower in 1920. The chime was a gift of the classes of 1914-1921. The small room at the base of the tower was converted into the chime playing room, housing the playing and practice consoles, still in use today. In 1921 the automatic chime mechanism, controlled by a Seth Thomas clock, a gift of the Class of 1922, was installed in a small room on the roof of the playing room. The chimes were dedicated on homecoming weekend October 30, 1920.

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Oct 30, 1920
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Edmund J. James and the Altgeld Chimes, ca. October 1920. Credit University Archives.
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Edmund J. James and the Altgeld Chimes, ca. October 1920. Credit University Archives.