Centralia Carillon Tower - Centralia, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 38° 31.672 W 089° 07.897
16S E 314189 N 4266538
Quick Description: The Centralia Carillon is located in the middle of this central Illinois town. The tower is clearly visible as you travel through town.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2009 2:32:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM5NPZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
From their website: The Centralia Carillon momentarily ranks the eight largest in the world, consisting of 65 bells that were cast in Annecy, France, in 1982 and 1983 by the Paccard Fonderie de Cloches.

The Bourdon bell, Great Tom (see picture), pitched G, has a weight of 11,000 pounds and a diameter of 79.5 inches. The smallest bell pitched C weighs 20 pounds with a diameter of 8 inches. The total bell weight is 61,312 pounds making it one of the heaviest instruments in the world.

In 1992 a five and a half octave "North American Standard" practice keyboard was installed. The keyboard is located in the lobby of the tower and is throughout available to the resident Carillonist and guest Carillonists.

In 1997 the Verdin Company installed a "North American Standard" keyboard with the disposition G-A- chromatic to C5 covering five and a half octaves. In 2001 the installation of a newly designed transmission system was completed.
114 North Elm
Centralia, IL USA

Who controls the carillon?: Centralia Foundation & Centralia Charitable Bell Foundation

Number of bells: 65

Schedule of regular public performances:
Wednesday at Noon Friday at Noon Sunday at 2 PM

Year of construction: 1/1/1982

Structure: Free standing tower found in a very small city park.

Location web page: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
An original photograph of the carillon is required. One of you and your crew doing your very best imitation of Quasimodo and/or Esmeralda will be most appreciated.
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