this account (written months ago) on why the tower (and bell) is there:
"I happen to have read a family history written by the stake president, L. Douglas Smoot, that oversaw the construction of the stake center. One of the original plans that was submitted by the architect, Gordon Gygi, included the bell tower. This was the plan that was decided on by the local authorities. When the local authorities raised money to mount a bell in the bell tower, the church building division rejected the plan.
"A bell was later found in the decommissioned Protestant church in the town of Marysvale, Utah that was donated to the church and mounted in the bell tower. This bell was mounted in the bell tower without approval from the building authorities. There is a plaque on the Oak Hills Stake Center recognizing the Fredrickson family of Marysvale for their generosity."
The second thing I like about this building is its use of windows: