Bok Tower's Front side – The Tower has 4 distinct sides & all are beautiful
Edward W. Bok spent his winter months in the mountain lake community located near one of the highest hills of Florida’s Lake Wales Ridge – he loved to take evening walks among the pines & sandhill scrub & enjoy Florida’s dramatic sunsets & bird life.
Bok decided to preserve this hilltop and create a bird sanctuary – a place of beauty, serenity and peace.
Despite the natural beauty of the gardens he created, he believed something was missing.
Remembering the sound of carillons in his native Netherlands, he decided to build a beautiful Singing Tower as the focal point of the Gardens which would be crowned by a large carillon.
Construction of the Tower began in 1927 and was completed in time for the dedication on February 1, 1929. This is the front side.
Closer view of Bok Tower’s Front side
Backside of Bok Tower
Side view of Bok Tower
The other side view of Bok Tower
There is a door on the front & one on the sides of the Tower