Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Carrie Tower

During a work visit to Brown University's Rockefeller Library (aka "The Rock"), I had an opportunity to wander around campus before our meeting.  One of the most interesting architectural features I ran into was the Carrie Tower, which has its own entry in the Encyclopedia Brunoniana:
Carrie Tower was erected in 1904, a gift of Paul Bajnotti of Turin, Italy, and a memorial to his wife, born Caroline Mathilde Brown, granddaughter of Nicholas Brown 1786, for whom the University is named, and daughter of Nicholas Brown 1811. She died in Palermo in 1892 after sixteen years of marriage to Bajnotti, who also erected a fountain in her memory in Burnside Park in Providence. 

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