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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
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. The Carillon is located in
The Carillon Marker in Byrd Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 16, 2009
2. The Carillon Marker in Byrd Park.
Byrd Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "For God And Country" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wilfred Emory Cutshaw (approx. 0.4 miles away); WCTU of Richmond Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond at the Falls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Breaking Stones with Feathers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Byrd Park Pump House (approx. half a mile away); Mule-Fueled Waterway (approx. half a mile away); Pumps and Parties (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 

2. Atop the Carillon, a chance to ring the bells, savor the view (video). Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Submitted on September 16, 2009.) 

3. Details of the 53-bell carillon. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.)
 
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 was last revised on September 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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