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Ward-Belmont becomes a co-educational, four-year institution, and the former Ward-Belmont preparatory school moves to a 26-acre estate across town. Enrolling 161 girls during its first year, the school would continue on to become Harpeth Hall, one of the finest schools for girls in the nation.

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Belmont University - The ‘Singing Tower,’ built around 1850 as part of the estate of Colonel and Mrs. Acklen, was originally used as a water tower. In 1928, a carillon of 23 bells was installed at Ward-Belmont School for Girls. This was the first carillon in Tennessee and one of the first 25 carillons to be installed in North America. Located in the heart of Belmont’s beautiful campus, Carillon performances are held at various times during the school year to commemorate events...

The 'Singing Tower,' built around 1850 as part of the estate of Colonel and Mrs. Acklen, was originally used as a water tower. In 1928, a carillon of 23 bells was installed at Ward-Belmont School for Girls. This was the first carillon in Tennessee and one of the first 25 carillons to be installed in North America.