BALTIMORE - YR : USA - MD

   J.Joseph Curran Memorial Carillon

*Location:

   ThanksGiving Place / Prayer Garden
   Stadium Place (south entrance)
   East 33rd Street near Ednor Place
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.3287, W 76.6015
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
The bells are in the center of the semi-circular arcade.

*Previous location (1979-2006):

   J.Joseph Curran Memorial Clock Tower
   York Road Development Project
   York Road at Woodbourne Avenue
   Baltimore, Maryland, USA
   LL: N 39.35536, W 76.60971
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
Bing's birdseye view shows that the bells are still visible, suspended on the curving arms of a tree-like structure on the southeast corner of the intersection.
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Contact:

   Govanstowne Business Association (GBA)
   Attn: Laura Penza
   414 Lyman Avenue
   Baltimore, MD  21212
   T: (410)433-8289
   E: contactus@govanstowne.org
   - or -
   Govans Ecumenical Development
     Corporation (GEDCO)
   5513 York Road
   Baltimore, MD  21212-3806
   T: (410)433-2442   F: (410)433-4834
   - or -
   Stadium Place
   3400 Ednor Road
   Baltimore, MD  21218
   T: (410)235-0500
   E: venableapartments@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original added semitones were sharp 4th
   and flat 7th in first octave; rang
   Westminster quarters on B,A,G,D,
   and hour strike on C.
   Relocated bells (12 of original 16)
   dedicated 19 Nov.2007.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C B   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was reinstalled in 2007
     without 4 of the original bells
   Prior history:
     In 1979, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Baltimore Sun article (Nov.2007) about the relocation/rededication of the bells

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MD.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-Nov-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/16


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