Wayfarers Chapel Carillon
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N 33° 44.611 W 118° 22.632
11S E 372432 N 3734570
Quick Description: This Carillon is located at the Wayfarers Chapel at 5755 Palos Verdes Drive South in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2013 5:34:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMHXFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Carillon is a memorial dedicated to 16 people listed on a plaque mounted at the base of the carillon tower. Therte are 16 bells arranged in four levels of 4 bells each. The smallest bells are at the bottom with the largest bells being at the top.

From the National Register of Historic Places nomination document:

The bell tower, completed in 1954 and dedicated in December of that year, is, in itself, a masterpiece of design and engineering. The stele, rising fifty feet above the ground, has a foundation that reaches two stories below ground in order to provide stability. The exterior of the wing-like tower is sections of native Palos Verdes stone fastened into a concrete core with metal rods, creating a monolithic, steel-reinforced concrete structure with a face of stone from the environment. The stone ties the tower into the terrain, a critical aspect of organic architecture. The roof of the tower is covered with the same blue terra cotta tiles used on the Chapel roof. Wright chose the blue to blend with the sky as well as to maintain the scheme of utilizing only colors of nature in the Wayfarers Chapel complex. A gold leaf cross rises eleven feet from the top of the tower, and the winged shape of the stele provides the impression that upraised hands are holding the cross. The tower with the gold cross on top is called "God's Candle" by sailors as they see it illuminated by night from their ocean view. All of the subsequent buildings follow the same organic architectural precepts that Lloyd Wright employed in the design and building of the Chapel.

5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula, California

Who controls the carillon?: Wayfarers Chapel

Number of bells: 16

Schedule of regular public performances:
The traditional 'Westminster Chimes' are sounded on each quarter from 9:00AM to 9:00PM. 'Silent Noght' os played on Christmas Eve' and after each wedding held in the Chapel peals called 'Change Ringing' are rung.

Year of construction: 1/1/1954

Structure: Freestanding tower immediately adjacent to the Wayfarer's Chapel

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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