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Coughlin Campanile

Coughlin Campanile
Campanile on the campus of South Dakota State University
Coughlin Campanile is located in South Dakota
Location Medary Ave., Brookings, South Dakota
Area less than one acre
Built 1929
Built by Wold and Mark Construction
Architect Perkins & McWayne
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 87000223[1]
Added to NRHP February 26, 1987

The Coughlin Campanile was completed on the campus of Visions for the Future" campaign, over 4,000 alumni and businesses donated a total of $540,000 to have the Campanile restored. This restoration included mortar work and replacement of parts of the limestone base.

For many years the Coughlin Campanile was the tallest structure in South Dakota, and is today an iconic structure both on campus, and across the larger Brookings community.

It was designed by architects Perkins & McWayne.[1]

Its distinctive red lamp at the top is a familiar beacon on a dark prairie night that welcomes travelers from dozens of miles away.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
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  • Building Information

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