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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Carillon

 
 
The Carillon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
1. The Carillon Marker
Inscription. The Carillon, Virginia's War Memorial for World War I, was erected by the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate those who served. Designed by noted Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram, it is an interpretation of the Italian campanile in Georgian classicism. A commission was formed about 1922 to study a design and a site, but public campaigns altered the initial proposal and delayed construction until 1931. The tower was completed and dedicated on 15 October 1932. The Carillon reaches a height of 240 feet and its bells were originally intended to ring out patriotic concerts. The city of Richmond has maintained this structure since its construction.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 53.)
 
Location. 37° 32.554′ N, 77° 28.933′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Park Drive and Blanton Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The Carillon is located in Byrd Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "For God And Country" (approx. 0.3 miles away); WCTU of Richmond Fountain
The Carillon Marker in Byrd Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
2. The Carillon Marker in Byrd Park.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. one mile away); Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Confederate Memorial Chapel (approx. one mile away); Residential Life at R. E. Lee Camp, No.1 (approx. one mile away); The Home For Needy Confederate Women (approx. one mile away); Robinson House (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Carillon - Richmond's Memorial to World War I. A Brief History of the Carillon. Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation, Parks & Community Facilities. (Submitted on September 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Atop the Carillon, a chance to ring the bells, savor the view. Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Submitted on September 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Carillon WWI Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
3. The Carillon WWI Memorial.
The Carillon lawn. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
4. The Carillon lawn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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