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
Views: 15

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.
Location:
6th St. at Philadelphia St.
Covington, KY USA
41011


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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