WHITE SPRINGS : USA - FL

   Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center
     State Park
   U.S.Highway 41 North
   White Sulphur Springs
     (now White Springs), Florida, USA
   LL: N 30.33192, W 82.76870
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Stephen Foster FCC State Park
   P.O.Drawer G
   White Springs, FL  32096-0435
   T: (904)397-2733   F: (904)397-4262

*Schedule:

   Park open 8am to sundown daily;
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters;
   automatic music at 10, 12, 2, 4.

*Remarks:

   The last and largest tower tube instru-
   ment made by Deagan, installed by
   C.J.Gerken.  It has three parallel sets
   of 32 tubes plus a fourth treble
   tube (total 97), all rung synchronously
   (though each set can be turned
   on/off individually).  One set restored
   by W.T.Pugh 1992-3, others by park
   rangers following his example.
   (Williamson-Warne restored one set of
   original relays.)
   Park located on the Suwanee River.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 32 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1957
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001
*Links:

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Parkalternate Website

An expanded history

About the White Sulfur Spring

Map of the Suwanee River and history of the Stephen Foster connection

A tourism article with tower photo

Waymarking page, with one photo of the tower

Video

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in FL.
Index to all tower bell instruments in FL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Jan-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/01/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/08/08
*Photos:

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