Carroll Chimes Carillon - Covington, Kentucky
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N 39° 05.054 W 084° 31.231
16S E 714461 N 4329051
Quick Description: One of the best known landmarks in Covington is the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower, locally known as the Pied Piper Tower.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 12:20:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM96JM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
This 100 foot German Gothic clock tower first caught my eye as I drove down the interstate from Kentucky into Cincinnati. On the hour, the bells chime and mechanical figures move onto a balcony to act out the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The local Main Street or "Mainstrasse" has a long history as a German neighborhood. In the 1970s, Mainstrasse was designated a National Register Historic District and local businessmen proposed building on the community's heritage to create a tourist attraction reminiscent of small villages in Germany. Many German villages have a glockenspiel, a clock tower with animated figures, in the town park, so it was decided that there should be a glockenspiel in Mainstrasse as well. Named for then governor Julian Carroll, the tower was completed in 1979, adding to the Old World charm of the neighborhood.
6th St. at Philadelphia St.
Covington, KY USA

Who controls the carillon?: City of Covington, Kentucky

Number of bells: 43

Schedule of regular public performances:
Hourly, April - December

Year of construction: 1/1/1979

Structure: Free standing 100 foot tower.

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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