Wolford Memorial Clock Tower
   Waveland Park Field House
   Lincoln Park
   east of North Recreation Drive
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.95193, W 87.64126
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   Chicago Park District
   Attn: Lincoln Park Supervisor
   541 North Fairbanks
   Chicago, IL  60611
   T: (312)742-7726
   E: (Webform @




   Tower tubes by Deagan, installed by
   C.J.Gercken, a memorial to Jacob A.
   Wolford (1846-1917), an original member
   of the Chicago Board of Trade.
   Treble tube stolen.
   Restored by local efforts in 1987-91,
   but now dead; possibly restorable.

*Technical data:

   Carillon-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 25 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nEnQ  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013

The nomination of Lincoln Park to the National Register of Historic Places tells about this building.

The Chicago Reader calendar entry for Sunday 8 December 1991 reports on the restoration.

A blog about park features has a photo of the building.

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 IL.
Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

   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 2013/10/01


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