Monday, April 25, 2016

Florida Liberty Bell


The Florida Liberty Bell is located on the east side of the Capitol complex in front of the House of Representatives Office Building downtown. This is one of 55 replicas of the original Liberty Bell that were cast in Annecy-le-Vieux, France by Fonderie Paccard. The bells were ordered by the United States Department of the Treasury in 1950 as part of a savings bond drive and given to each state and territory and the District of Columbia. They were meant to be displayed and rung on patriotic occasions, but obviously this one is only being displayed.

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14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is a pity it is only displayed, a bell must ring isn't it?

Lea said...


Symbolic perhaps of what is happening to the freedoms we once enjoyed. No more ringing joy

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Lois! I like the bell but it would have been nice to have it hung so it could ring. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Jacob said...

It isn't hard to understand why this one is not being rung - the ding-a-lings in our state legislature want to hog all the glory!

Sandra said...

the first thought in my head when i saw this, is how do they ring it... i had no idea there were 55 bells or that we have one in Florida.. interesting, very interesting...

Sharon Anck said...

Hmmm...makes me wonder if we have one hidden away somewhere.

William Kendall said...

The bells in the Peace Tower here ring every quarter hour, at least. This one reminds me of the display of the surviving bell from the former Centre Block, that was salvaged out of the 1916 fire. It's on display on the Hill.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All the States we've been in and toured and I had no idea that each one had a Liberty Bell replica. That is amazing -- I wonder where they all are. Thank you for my one new thing to learn today !!!

Bergson said...


very sad bell that does not ring

cieldequimper said...

It would be cool to hear un peu de France en Floride !!

Margaret Adamson said...

When is a bell not a bell? when it does not ring!

RedPat said...

It needs to ring! ;-)

Revrunner said...

Yeah, and it doesn't look like anyone is going to be able to pick it up and ring it.

Marie C said...

I had no idea there are 55 replicas of the Liberty Bell! It's a shame this one cannot be rung, but I love that it is prominently displayed. Very cool!