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The Carillon Tower

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Identification

The Carillon Tower
269620

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Structure in General

clock/bell tower
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
curtain wall
white

Facts

  • The Brownell Memorial Park and Campanile is the gift of Mrs. Claire Horatio Brownell, a member of one of Louisiana's pioneer families.
  • The all-welded steel-and-concrete tower houses one of the world's largest and finest cast-bell carillons.
  • Each bell is simply embellished with a band of ivy vines around the crown.
  • Verses of the Twenty-Third Psalm are engraved on the next largest 13 bells.
  • Cast in the Netherlands, the carillon houses 61 bronze bells which represent five full octaves and vary in weight from 18 to 4,730 lbs.
  • The largest (bourdon) bell contains the inscription: This Carillon Given by Mrs. Claire H. Brownell, In Loving Memory of Her Parents, Charles Horace Brownell and Frances Pierson Brownell.

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Location

3359 State Route 70
3359 State Route 70
70380
Morgan City
Louisiana
U.S.A.

Technical Data

108.27 ft

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