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Centralia Carillon Tower

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Identification

Centralia Carillon Tower
246940

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Structure in General

clock/bell tower
existing [completed]
postmodernism

Facts

  • Planning for this carillon began in 1957, and it was finally built thanks to the dedication of William V. Joy, publisher of the Centralia Sentinel.
  • The 65 bells were cast in Annecy, France by the Paccard Fonderie des Cloches, and together weigh 61,312 pounds, making it one of the heaviest instruments in the world.
  • The largest bell is the 11,000-pound Great Tom, which has a pitch of G. It is 79.5 inches in diameter.

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Location

Tower Park, 114 North Elm Street
62801
Centralia
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

165.00 ft
1982

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