North American non-traditional carillons
by religious denomination

In this index, the 119 non-traditional carillons in North America are grouped according to the religious denomination associated with the owning institution or with the building in which the carillon is located.  Those denominations (or denominational groups) are as follows: Within groups, sites are listed by the year in which they first contained a tower bell instrument of any kind (other than a single bell).  If the instrument was later extended to its present size, the entry is marked "F" (for Foundation).

Denominational names are current, but where a denominational association has changed since the installation of an instrument, the original association is shown.  Note that a chapel at an educational institution may have a denominational affiliation even though the institution as a whole does not.

Denomination unknown

When the denominational associations (or non-association) of these institutions are determined, these entries will be moved to the appropriate sections of this index.  If you have any information about the situation of one of these institutions, please send a message to explain it.
MEXICO CITY - U               : MEXICO       19??
   (unknown)

ANDOVER                       : USA - MA     1923*
   Phillips Academy
   * original a traditional carillon
MEDFORD - TU                  : USA - MA     1926
   Goddard Chapel 
   Tufts University 
MOUNT HERMON                  : USA - MA     1966
   The Rhodes Center for the Arts
   Northfield Mount Hermon School 
   relocated from East Northfield in 2008
RICHMOND                      : USA - KY     1971
   Keen Johnson Building (administration)
   Eastern Kentucky University 
PHILIPPI                      : USA - WV     1978*
   Jean Cunningham Bell Tower [demolished]
   Wilcox Chapel 
   Alderson Broadus University 
   * originally trebles of a traditional carillon elsewhere
CINCINNATI - GH               : USA - OH     1987
   Gate of Heaven Cemetery 
BATESVILLE                    : USA - AR     1993
   Lyon College 
BOILING SPRINGS               : USA - NC     1996
   Gardner-Webb University 
OXFORD - 2                    : USA - OH     2001
   The Verlin L. Pulley Carillon
   Miami University 
WACO - BU/3                   : USA - TX     2002
   Chapel 
   George W. Truett Theological Seminary
   Baylor University 
BUIES CREEK                   : USA - NC     2009
   Dinah E. Gore Bell Tower
   Butler Chapel
   Campbell University

Episcopal (USA) or Anglican (Canada)

SAVANNAH                      : USA - GA     1854
   St.John's Episcopal Church 
MADISON - GC                  : USA - WI     1874
   Grace Episcopal Church 
SALINA                        : USA - KS     1906
   Christ Episcopal Cathedral 
YONKERS - STP                 : USA - NY     1923
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
SAN FRANCISCO - GC            : USA - CA     1943
   Grace Cathedral (Episcopal) 
DALLAS - CI                   : USA - TX     1964
   Church of the Incarnation 
BIRMINGHAM --                 : USA - MI     1965
   St.James Episcopal Church 
PORTOLA VALLEY                : USA - CA     1965
   Christ Episcopal Church 
FORT COLLINS                  : USA - CO     1967
   St.Luke's Episcopal Church 
KALAMAZOO - CCK               : USA - MI     1969
   Cathedral of Christ the King 
RENO                          : USA - NV     1973
   Trinity Episcopal Church
ABILENE - CHR                 : USA - TX     1982
   Church of the Heavenly Rest (Episcopal)
MINNEAPOLIS - BS              : USA - MN     1986
   Breck School 
BALTIMORE - STP               : USA - MD     1990
   St.Paul's Episcopal Church 
JONESBORO - STM               : USA - AR     1994
   St.Mark's Episcopal Church 
NEW BERN                      : USA - NC     1996
   Christ Episcopal Church 
MINNEAPOLIS - STM             : USA - MN     1998
   St.Mark's Episcopal Cathedral 
SAINT CATHARINES              : CANADA - ON  2000
   St.George's Anglican Church 
VERO BEACH                    : USA - FL     2006
   Trinity Episcopal Church 

Baptist

GREENVILLE - FU/2             : USA - SC     1966*
   Furman University [new campus]
   * originally had traditional keyboard
GREENWOOD - FBC               : USA - SC     1970
   First Baptist Church (CBF)
LA GRANGE                     : USA - GA     19??
   1st Baptist Church on the Square 
MORGANTON                     : USA - NC     1985
   First Baptist Church 
DALLAS - PCB                  : USA - TX     1986
   Bush Carillon
   Park Cities Baptist Church (SBC)
NORTH ANDOVER                 : USA - MA     1991
   First-Calvary Baptist Church (ABC)
JACKSON - U                   : USA - TN     2016
   Miller Bell Tower
   Union University

Christian (Disciples of Christ)

DENVER - CCC                  : USA - CO     1985
   Central Christian Church (DoC)
PENSACOLA - PCC               : USA - FL     1989
   Pensacola Christian College 

Roman Catholic

GUADALAJARA - MC              : MEXICO       19__
   Cathedral
GUADALAJARA - TE              : MEXICO       ????
   Templo Expiatorio (Ch of the Atonement)
WINAMAC                       : USA - IN     19??
   St.Peter Catholic Church 

HOUSTON - STM                 : USA - TX     1954
   St.Mary's Seminary
MEXICO CITY SATELLITE         : MEXICO       1971
   Iglesia San Filipe de Jesus
LOUISVILLE - A                : USA - KY     1982
   Cathedral of the Assumption
MEXICO CITY - SMG/1           : MEXICO       1990
   Basilica de la Virgen de Guadelupe
   (Basilica Sancta Maria de Guadelupe)
LOS ANGELES - CLA             : USA - CA     2002*
   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
   * part was previously a traditional carillon elsewhere
SAINT PAUL - STL              : USA - MN     2004
   Church of St.Louis, King of France
   "The Little French Church"
COLUMBIA - STJ                : USA - SC     2006
   St.Joseph's Catholic Church
ROSENBERG                     : USA - TX     2007
   Holy Rosary Catholic Church
HOUSTON - SH                  : USA - TX     2008
   Campanile
   Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
LEHIGHTON - F                 : USA - PA     2013
   Our Father's Divine Work

Lutheran

LEECHBURG                     : USA - PA     1910
   First Evangelical Lutheran Church 
BELMONT - HC                  : USA - NC     1961
   Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter (ELCA) 
MAPLE HEIGHTS                 : USA - OH     1961
   Lutheran Church of the Covenant (ELCA)
BRONXVILLE - VLC              : USA - NY     1963
   Village Lutheran Church (LCMS)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS - BSL        : USA - MI     1966
   Beautiful Savior Luth. Church (ELCA)
     (also "Saviour")
CONCORD - STJ                 : USA - NC     1966
   Evangelical Lutheran Church of St.James
PHILADELPHIA - LHG            : USA - PA     1973*
   The Lutheran Home of Germantown (ELCA)
   * some bells were once in a traditional carillon elsewhere
WAPAKONETA                    : USA - OH     1981
   St.Mark's Evang. Lutheran Church (ELCA)
WICHITA - HC                  : USA - KS     2004
   Holy Cross Lutheran Church (LCMS) 

Methodist

CHARLOTTE - MPUM              : USA - NC     1945
   Myers Park United Methodist Church 
DALLAS - SMU                  : USA - TX     1952
   Fondren Science Building 
   Southern Methodist University 
YOUNGSTOWN                    : USA - OH     1953
   Boardman United Methodist Church 
WASHINGTON - STL              : USA - DC     1969
   St.Luke's United Methodist Church 
BRYAN                         : USA - OH     1970
   Wesley United Methodist Church 
FERRUM                        : USA - VA     1970
   Ferrum College 
   (formerly Ferrum Junior College) 
CHERRYVILLE                   : USA - NC     1974
   First United Methodist Church
GASTONIA - FUMC               : USA - NC     1974
   First United Methodist Church
GAINESVILLE                   : USA - GA     1987
   First United Methodist Church 
LUBBOCK - FM                  : USA - TX     1995
   First United Methodist Church 
LITTLE ROCK - PHM             : USA - AR     1999
   Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
VINTON                        : USA - VA     2002
   Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church

Nazarene

NAMPA                         : USA - ID     2014
   Leah Peterson Learning Commons
   Northwest Nazarene University

Non-denominational
or inter-denominational

OXFORD                        : USA - MS     2001
   Paris-Yates Chapel 
   The University of Mississippi 

Presbyterian or Reformed

NEW BRUNSWICK - S             : USA - NJ     1940*
   New Brunswick Theological Seminary 
     (Reformed Church in America) 
   * originally had traditional keyboard
ATLANTA - FP                  : USA - GA     1931
   First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta 
LAKE CHARLES                  : USA - LA     1954
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
GREENVILLE - WPC              : USA - SC     1964
   Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
CLINTON                       : USA - SC     1973
   First Presbyterian Church
PENSACOLA - FP                : USA - FL     1985
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
LEBANON                       : USA - TN     1994
   First Presbyterian Church 
SPARTANBURG - FP              : USA - SC     2003
   First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) 
AUGUSTA - CP                  : USA - GA     20__
   Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
TULSA - FP/2                  : USA - OK     2007
   First Presbyterian Church

United Church of Christ
United Church of Canada

  The American UCC resulted from the 1957-61 merger of the Congregational Christian Churches with the Evangelical and Reformed Church, the latter having been formed in 1934 by the merger of the Evangelical Synod of North America with the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS).
The Canadian UCC resulted from the 1925 merger of the Methodist Church, Canada with the Congregational Union of Canada and about 70% of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.
CINCINNATI - STJ              : USA - OH     1967
   St.John's United Church of Christ 
LINCOLN - FP/2                : USA - NE     1989*
   Chamber carillon
   Chapel (indoors) 
   First-Plymouth Congregational Church 
   * previously the trebles of the tower carillon
RIVERSIDE - FCC               : USA - CA     1989
   First Congregational Church (UCC)

Denomination not applicable

Institutions listed in this section have no known religious affiliation.  Most are public (governmental or educational); a few are commercial.
CINCINNATI - SP               : USA - OH     ????
   Sawyer Park Riverfront Park 
LAKE ORION                    : USA - MI     ????
   Olde World Canterbury Village 
VANCOUVER                     : USA - WA     ????
   Salmon Run Bell Tower
   Esther Short Park

ATLANTA - OU                  : USA - GA     1929
   Lupton Hall 
   Oglethorpe University
WILMINGTON - N                : USA - DE     1936
   Nemours Carillon
   Alfred I. duPont Institute-Children's Hospital 
SAN SIMEON                    : USA - CA     1937
   Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument 
MEXICO CITY - IPN             : MEXICO       1952  non-trad*
   Instituto Politécnico Nacional
WASHINGTON - TM               : USA - DC     1959
   Taft Memorial 
FRANKENMUTH                   : USA - MI     1967
   Bavarian Inn 
LOS ANGELES - MC              : USA - CA     1968
   Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 
   Music Center of Los Angeles County 
FLINT - GMI                   : USA - MI     1969
   Kettering University 
   (formerly General Motors Institute) 
GREENCASTLE                   : USA - IN     1976  non-trad*
   DePauw University
KITCHENER - O                 : CANADA - ON  1976
   Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 
GREENWOOD - LC                : USA - SC     1978
   Laura Lander Hall 
   Lander College 
NEW ULM                       : USA - MN     1980
   Schonlau Park Plaza 
GERING                        : USA - NE     1982
   Dwight Palmer Griswold Memorial 
COLLEGE STATION               : USA - TX     1984
   Texas A & M University 
RICHMOND                      : CANADA - BC  1984
   [Bota] Fantasy Garden World 
ATLANTA - G                   : USA - GA     1985
   Clock tower
   Galleria Park
KEARNEY                       : USA - NE     1985
   University of Nebraska at Kearney 
REGINA - VP                   : CANADA - SK  1985
   Glockenspiel
   Victoria Park
BRAMPTON                      : CANADA - ON  1986
   Holland Christian Homes 
LAKEWOOD                      : USA - NJ     1986
   Winkelmann's Restaurant 
TUSCALOOSA - UA/2             : USA - AL     1986
   University of Alabama 
WESTMINSTER                   : USA - CO     1986
   City Hall 
ATLANTA - FC                  : USA - GA     1988
   Fulton County Government Center 
HYANNIS                       : USA - MA     1989
   Christmas Tree Shop 
SEATTLE - CTC                 : USA - WA     1989
   The Washington State Centennial Bell Garden
   Washington State Convention and Trade Center 
EDMONTON - CH                 : CANADA - AB  1991
   City Hall 
HOLLAND - DV                  : USA - MI     1991
   Bell Tower building
   Nelis' Dutch Village
GAYLORD                       : USA - MI     1992
   Glen's Markets
   Alpine Village 
PANAMA CITY BEACH             : USA - FL     1993*
   Carillon Beach 
   * originally had traditional action
MINNEAPOLIS - NHCC            : USA - MN     1994*
   North Hennepin Community College 
   (formerly N. Hennepin Junior College) 
   * originally elsewhere
FORT SMITH - U                : USA - AR     1995
   University of Arkansas - Fort Smith 
MESA                          : USA - AZ     1996*
   The Center 
   Las Sendas 
   * traditional keyboard once existed, but was never installed
MIDDLETOWN - C                : USA - OH     1998
   Donham Plaza (City Centre Plaza) 
   City Building 
NASHVILLE - TB/1              : USA - TN     1999  hybrid
   The Tennessee Bicentennial Bells [part 1]
   Bicentennial Capitol Mall 
NASHVILLE - TB/2              : USA - TN     1999
   The Tennessee Bicentennial Bells [part 2]
   Bicentennial Capitol Mall 
LOCK HAVEN - U                : USA - PA     2000
   Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania 
RIO GRANDE                    : USA - OH     2001
   Rio Grande University 
TYLER - U                     : USA - TX     2001
   The University of Texas at Tyler 
BOWLING GREEN                 : USA - KY     2002
   Guthrie Plaza clock tower
   Western Kentucky University
GETTYSBURG                    : USA - PA     2002
   Gettysburg College 
LAWRENCEBURG                  : USA - IN     2002
   War Memorial to the Common Man 
NORCROSS                      : USA - GA     2002
   Christ the King Lutheran Church
JONESBORO - U                 : USA - AR     2003
   Arkansas State University 
SACRAMENTO - E                : USA - CA     2003
   The September 11th Memorial Plaza
   California Exposition & State Fair
TUSCALOOSA - SS               : USA - AL     2003
   Shelton State Community College 
WILLIAMSBURG                  : USA - KY     2003
   University of the Cumberlands
JOHNSON CITY                  : USA - TN     2005
   East Tennessee State University 
CARMEL - 1                    : USA - IN     2006
   Coxhall Park (west entrance) 
CARMEL - 2                    : USA - IN     2006
   Coxhall Park (east entrance) 
CEDAR CITY                    : USA - UT     2007
   Carter Carillon Tower
   Southern Utah University
DALTON                        : USA - GA     2008
   Dalton State College
URBANA - 2                    : USA - IL     2008
   McFarland Memorial Bell Tower
   University of Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS - IP             : USA - IN     2008
   IUPUI Campus Center
   Indiana Univ - Purdue Univ Indianapolis
LAVAL                         : CANADA - QU  2011
   Place Claude Léveillée
COLORADO SPRINGS              : USA - CO     2012
   American Legion Memorial
   Air Force Academy Cemetery
GREENVILLE - R                : USA - SC     2012
   Terrace at Riverplace
FOLEY                         : USA - AL     2014
   Centennial Plaza
   Heritage Park
NACOGDOCHES                   : USA - TX     2016
   Griffith Fine Arts Building
   Stephen F. Austin State University
NORFOLK - VAF/mobile          : USA - VA     2016*
   VAF mobile carillon
   Virginia Arts Festival (VAF)
   * cast in 1928 for a different site

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