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The two RV Gypsies
visited the Carillon Park and Bell Tower
in Dayton, Ohio
September 10, 2013

Ohio Map showing lociation of Dayton OhioCarillon Historical Park signCarillon Park sign

history bookCarillon Historical Park is a 65-acre park and museum in Dayton, Ohio which contains historic buildings and exhibits concerning the history of technology and the history of Dayton and its residents from 1796 to the present. The historical elements of the park were the brainchild of Colonel Edward Deeds. The major sections include settlement, transportation, invention, and industry. In 2005, Carillon Historical Park merged with the Montgomery County Historical Society to form Dayton History. The park is named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon. The art modern-style carillon tower was built in 1942, funded by Edward Deeds' wife Edith Walton Deeds and was designed to commemorate the Deeds family. When the tower was built, each of 23 bells was inscribed with the name of a family member, with the “silent” bells bearing the names of deceased family members and ringing bells cast with the names of family members then living. Today, with 57 bells, the carillon is Ohio’s largest. The National Park Service listed the Deeds Carillon on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Carillon Park refurbished the carillon in 1988, converting it from an electric keyboard controlled instrument to a traditional, baton-keyboard mechanical carillon. The Park's carillonneur, Larry Weinstein performs live carillon concerts every Sunday at 3:00 from May to October.

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Deeds Carillon and Bell Tower
Deeds Carillon and Bell Tower
Lee Duquette with a bell placed on the ground for size reference
sign about the Deeds Carillon
appreciation plaque
sign on the Deeds Carillon and Bell Tower

Looking at at the Deeds Carillon from a sunny side of the tower, and from a shady side of the tower.

looking up at the Deeds Carillon and Bell Tower
looking up at the Deeds Carillon and Bell Tower
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