8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Photograph of Tribune publisher Robert Maynard standing with a women in front of a microphone in City Center Plaza. The Tribune Tower is visible in the background. Clipping on the back reads, "Could that be bells? Christmas songs filled the crisp, cold air of downtown Oakland yesterday when the historic Tribune Tower began its new career as a bell tower. As a noontime crowd at City Center applauded, the 67-year-old tower rang with the silvery sound of bells for the first time since it was built as a campanile in 1923. 'Let there be bells, ' said Tribune Publisher Robert Maynard, as he and Joan Woodard of Bramalea Pacific, Inc., introduced the new sounds to downtown. The bell sounds are produced by a small electric carillon, which was purchased and placed in the Tribune Tower by bramalea. The tower bells play tunes at 8 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. And the carillon is programmed to play the Westminster chimes on the hour from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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