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Covington in Kenton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower

 
 
German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, September 4, 2021
1. German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower Marker
Inscription.  
This 100-foot tower was built in 1979, and is a recreation of a European Style Glockenspiel Clock Tower. Funded by the state of Kentucky, it was built as the anchor attraction for our German storybook inspired neighborhood redevelopment project named…
Main Strasse Village


See The Pied Piper
April through November
10:35 a.m. 12:35 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 5:35 p.m. 7:35 p.m

Carillon music plays all year, following the hourly chimes.

Read the story of the pied piper aloud, while you watch the show!

Tower design: Batson and associates, Covington, Kentucky
Tower bells: Petit and Fritsen, Netherlands
Carillon, Mechanicals and clock design: The Verdin Co., Cincinnati, Oh
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1979.
 
Location. 39° 5.055′ N, 84° 31.208′ W. Marker is in Covington, Kentucky, in Kenton County. Marker is at the intersection of Philadelphia Street and West 6th Street, on the right when traveling
German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By TeamOHE, September 4, 2021
2. German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower
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south on Philadelphia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 526 Philadelphia St, Covington KY 41011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Duveneck (here, next to this marker); Goebel Park (a few steps from this marker); Una Merkel ~~ Film Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Major League Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert L. Surtees / Academy Award Winner (within shouting distance of this marker); William Goebel (within shouting distance of this marker); Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower image. Click for more information.
Photographed By TeamOHE, September 4, 2021
3. German Gothic Glockenspiel Clock Tower
Mainstrasse Village; Tracing German Heritage in Covington’s Old West Side:
Fernweh website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 208 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 4, 2022