Denny Chimes, dedicated in 1929, stands on the south side of the Quad along University Boulevard. The landmark was named in honor of George H. Denny, president of the University from 1912 to 1936 and again in 1941.
The idea of a bell tower was first suggested as a memorial to UA students who died in World War I, but was abandoned because of lack of funding. Ten years later the students of UA, upon hearing a rumor that Denny was thinking of returning to his home in Virginia, gathered the necessary money and had the bell tower constructed in his honor.
At the base of Denny Chimes lies the Alabama football captains walk of fame, which bears hand and foot impressions of each captain from Crimson Tide teams dating back to the 1940s.
Denny Chimes is building 103 on the campus map.