Joseph Dill Baker Carillon - Frederick, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 39° 24.947 W 077° 24.968
18S E 292000 N 4365703
A 49-bell carillon in Frederick town central park.
Waymark Code: WMFQ76
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBoy
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Located in a stone tower in Baker Park. From the database link below, we learn that the carillon was started in 1941 with 14 bells by the Meneely bellfoundry, Watervliet, NY. In 1967, it was enlarged to 23 bells by Eijsbouts. Finally, the set was enlarged in 1995 with another 26 bells made by Petit & Fritsen.

The control booth is reached by two flights of tight metal stairs. As carillons are designed, the keyboard is directly connected to the bells' metal clappers.

The music is heard throughout downtown Frederick.
121 N. Bentz St.
Frederick, MD USA

Who controls the carillon?: City of Frederick

Number of bells: 49

Schedule of regular public performances:
First and third Sundays at 12:30

Year of construction: 01/01/1941

Structure: 80 foot stone tower in Baker 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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