Norwood Memorial Municipal Building Carillon - Norwood, MA
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N 42° 11.701 W 071° 12.006
19T E 318345 N 4673772
Quick Description: The Norwood Memorial Municipal Building has a square tower that contains a 51-bell carillon, which is played in a series of concerts every summer.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/6/2009 9:07:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM7KYF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
In the center of Norwood, at the intersection of Washington Street and Nahatan Street is the Norwood Memorial Municipal Building, which has a tall square bell tower that holds a 51-bell carillon. This carillon is still used.

According to the book, "Norwood: A History," the instrument was cast by English bell and clock makers Gillett and Johnston. The largest bell is 71 inches in diameter and the smallest is 6 1/2 inches. The first concert was conducted at the dedication ceremonies for the building, 10 years after the end of World War I (1918). The performer was Belgian carilloneur Kamiel LeFevre, which was broadcast by the radio station WEEI. Walter F. Tilton, president of the Norwood Trust Company, donated the carillon to the town.

Today, concerts are held in the summer months. See the information below to obtain a schedule for the year.

Source:
Fanning, Patricia J. The Making of America Series: Norwood - A History. Acadia Publishing: Charleston, South Carolina, p. 102.
Location:
566 Washington Street
Norwood, MA United States
02062


Who controls the carillon?: Town of Norwood

Number of bells: 51

Schedule of regular public performances:
The schedule is posted in the local papers. One web site is Wickedlocal.com of the Community Newspapers Corporation. Concerts are generally held in the summer months on Monday evenings. The schedule for 2009 was posted at this news web site: http://www.wickedlocal.com/norwood/fun/entertainment/entertainment_calendar/x1885874362/Carillon-concerts-scheduled-through-August


Year of construction: 1/1/1928

Structure: The carillon is in the bell tower of the Norwood Memorial Municipal Building

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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