A plaque was installed near the old Maryville Bell to tell the history of the object. The plaque was the first of several to be placed around the Maryville University campus in recognition of historically significant locations. The program was initiated to increase campus identity through signage and to share Maryville's history through visual representations.The Maryville Bell plaque reads:"The bell and entryway gate from Maryville's original campus at Meramec and Nebraska in South St. Louis were restored and installed on Maryville's West County campus as the Class of 1994's gift to the university through a Historical Landmark Project."The bell was formerly located in the 'Golden Cupola' of the original campus building that housed administration, classrooms and the residence hall. The bell was put in storage when Maryville College moved to its present site in 1961."