Chronological List of Carillons in the United States

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This list shows all traditional carillons built in the United States along with a few other notable instruments. 

A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least two octaves of carillon bells arranged in chromatic series and played from a keyboard permitting control of expression through variation of touch. A carillon bell is a cast bronze cup-shaped bell whose partial tones are in such harmonious relationship to each other as to permit many such bells to be sounded together in varied chords with harmonious and concordant effect.
from the Articles of Incorporation of The Guild of Carillonneurs in North America

Those without a number in the first column are considered non-traditional, either for being non-chromatic or not provided with a manual keyboard/clavier.  Some carillons listed here had their keyboards removed and replaced with electric playing apparatus, which is noted on the carillon inventory links for each site.  A few were originally built as chimes with fewer than 23 bells, the date shown is when the 23d bell was added.  Instruments that originally had electric mechanisms that were later converted to traditional manual claviers are listed by the date originally built. 

This date shown is the first public performance or dedication of the carillon.

List of Carillons in the United States
# Year
Name Owner
City
State
Notes

November 12, 1856 Basilica of the Sacred Heart Notre Dame University South Bend IN

September 12, 1869 St. Joseph's Cathedral St. Joseph's Cathedral Buffalo NY No longer exists.

October 3, 1883 Church of the Holy Trinity Church of the Holy Trinity Philadelphia PA

April 21, 1901 The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal The Shrine of the Miraculous Medal Philadelphia PA

1918 National Peace Carillon National Carillon Association Washington DC Never built
1 July 23, 1922 Our Lady of Good Voyage
Church of Our Lady of Good Voyage Gloucester MA
2 March 25, 1923 Pittis Carillon Grace Episcopal Church Plainfield
NJ

3 November 4, 1923 Noyes Memorial Carillon House of Hope Presbyterian Church St Paul
MN

4
November 11, 1923 Samuel Lester Fuller Carillon
Phillips Academy Andover MA
5 February 17, 1924 Ruston Memorial Carillon (1) First Presbyterian Church Birmingham AL
6 April 13, 1924 St. Peter's Episcopal Church
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Morristown NJ
7 September 23, 1924 Cohasset Carillon St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Cohasset MA
8 September 20, 1925 Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon (1) Riverside Church New York NY Moved from Park Avenue Baptist Church
9
October 16, 1925 Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Detroit MI
10 October 13, 1926 Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Mercersburg Academy Mercersburg
PA
11 April 21, 1927 Crane Memorial Carillon St. Chrysostomís Episcopal Church Chicago IL
12 May 8, 1927 Shelmerdine Memorial Carillon First United Methodist Church of Germantown Philadelphia PA
13 June 17, 1927 Class of 1892 Bells Princeton University Princeton NJ
14 September 18, 1927 Albany City Hall
Albany City Hall Albany NY
15 June 26, 1928 Ella S. Bulkley Memorial Carillon St. Jamesí Episcopal Church Danbury CT First Meneely Watervliet carillon
16 September 16, 1928
The Rochester Carillon Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
17 September 16, 1928 Trinity Singing Tower Trinity United Methodist Church Springfield MA
18
September 30, 1928 Wallace Carillon Christ Church Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills MI
19 November 11, 1928 Walter F. Tilton Memorial Carillon Norwood Memorial Municipal Bldg. Norwood MA
20 November 29, 1928 Belmont Carillon
Belmont University Nashville TN Bells removed 1952; new bells 1986
21 December 2, 1928 Bok Singing Tower Bok Tower Gardens, Inc. Lake Wales FL
22 May 5, 1929 Scottish Rite Singing Tower
Scottish Rite Masonic Cathedral Indianapolis IN
23 October 6, 1929 Edgar W. and Margaret MacDonald Stanton Memorial Carillon Iowa State University Ames IA
24 November 16, 1929 Mary M. Emery Memorial Carillon The Thomas J. Emery Memorial Mariemont OH
25 December 24, 1929 Henry P. Schneider Memorial Carillon Trinity United Church of Christ Holland PA Second Meneely Waterfliet arillon; Relocated from Philadelphia
26 April 19, 1931 Washington Memorial National Carillon
Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge
PA
Third Meneely Watervliet carillon
27 May 10, 1931 Dr. Jose M. Ferrer Memorial Carillon Canterbury School New Milford CT
28 May 30, 1931 Carrie Isabelle Raymond Memorial Carillon
First-Plymouth Congregational Church Lincoln NE
29 June 7, 1931 Austin Cornelius Dunham Carillon University of Connecticut Storrs CT Fourth Meneely Watervliet carillon
30 June 26, 1931 Wellesley Carillon
Wellesley College Wellesley MA
31 December 9, 1931 Plumb Memorial Carillon Trinity College Hartford CT

February 1932 Hearst Castle Carillon Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument San Simeon CA Electric
32 June 5, 1932 J. Samuel Hammond Carillon
Duke University Durham NC
33 October 15, 1932 Virginia World War Memorial Carillon City of Richmond Richmond VA
34 November 24, 1932
Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon (2)
University of Chicago
Chicago
IL

35 October 21, 1933 Houghton Memorial Carillon St. Paulís School Concord NH
36 1933 Bethany School Chapel Community of the Transfiguration Glendale OH Only carillon by Vanduzen
37 October 23, 1934 Mary Owen Borden Memorial Carillon
St. Georgeís-by-the-River Episcopal Church Rumson NJ
38 November 22, 1935 Beaumont Tower Carillon Michigan State University East Lansing MI
39 December 15, 1935 Christ Church Carillon
Christ Church Grosse Pointe (Episcopal) Grosse Pointe Farms MI
40 March 15, 1936 Memorial Carillon University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison WI

May, 1936 Nemours Carillon
Nemours Estate Wilmington DE Electric Meneely Watervliet
41 December 4, 1936 Charles Baird Carillon University of Michigan (Central Campus) Ann Arbor MI
42 December 25, 1936 Hillcrest Park Carillon
Hillcrest Park Cemetery Springfield MA
43 September 11, 1937 Davis Memorial Carillon Alfred University Alfred NY Not playable
44 November 13, 1937 Belle Brown Northcott Memorial Carillon Luray Caverns Luray VA
45 February 2, 1941 Callie Self Memorial Carillon Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church Greenwood SC
46 March 18, 1941 Lou Henry Hoover Carillon Stanford University Stanford CA
47 December 24, 1941
Deeds Carillon
Carillon Historical Park
Dayton
OH
Only carillon by Meneely (Troy)
48 September 28, 1947 Nestle Muller Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Stamford CT
49 December 24, 1947 Sally Woods Rucker Memorial Carillon
Christ Episcopal Church Charlottesville VA
50 December 18, 1949 St. Martinís Episcopal Church St. Martinís Episcopal Church New York City NY Not playable.
51 May 27, 1951 World War II Memorial Carillon University of Kansas Lawrence KS
52 October 21, 1951 Culver Academies Carillon
The Culver Academies Culver IN
53 December 23, 1951 Christopher Hansen Memorial Carillon Central United Methodist Church Lansing MI
54 May 25, 1952
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Grosse Pointe Farms MI
55 September 16, 1952 Redwine Carillon Midwestern State University Wichita Falls TX
56 March 11, 1953
McMurry University Abilene TX
57 May 24, 1953 Harry A. and Mariah H. Seabrook & Thomas
Family Memorial Carillon
St. Paulís Episcopal Church Cleveland Heights OH
58 October 18, 1953 John C. Ellis Carillon Tower University of Montana Missoula MT
59 December 24, 1953 Nordan Memorial Carillon Central Christian Church San Antonio TX
60 December 24, 1953
St. Albanís Episcopal Church Waco TX
61 1953 Cora Allison Leavens Memorial Carillon The Church of St. John the Divine Houston TX
62 January 10, 1954 Laurance Hearne Armour Memorial Carillon Northwestern University Evanston IL
63 May 5, 1954 The Netherlands Carillon National Park Service Arlington VA https://www.newspapers.com/clip/107702649/netherlands-carillon-bells-for-america/
64 May 9, 1954 Arter Memorial Carillon Church of the Saviour Cleveland Heights OH
65 September 12, 1954 The Jackson Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Jackson TN
66 November 25, 1954 Westminster Carillon Westminster Presbyterian Church Oklahoma City OK
67 December 5, 1954 The Thomas Dry Howie Memorial Carillon The Citadel Charleston SC
68 March 20, 1955 Memorial Carillon The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Corpus Christi TX
69 1956 Vernon V. Harris Memorial Carillon St. Lukeís United Methodist Church Oklahoma City OK
70 December 29, 1956 Charlotte Nichols Greene Memorial Carillon Norwich University Northfield VT https://www.newspapers.com/clip/108170695/princeton-u-bellmaster-plays-norwich-ca/
https://community.middlebury.edu/~gmatthew/norwich.htm
71 November 22, 1957 Dorothea Carlile Carillon Smith College Northampton MA  Springfield Union Nov 02, 1957 Page 25
72 December 22, 1957 Kaap Memorial Carillon First Evangelical Lutheran Church Green Bay WI
73 1957 Theresa Mohnke Memorial Carillon Trinity Lutheran Church Houston TX
74 April 12, 1959 Leonidas Polk Memorial Carillon University of the South Sewanee TN https://www.newspapers.com/clip/108186194/leonidas-polk-carillon-dedication/

April 14, 1959 Taft Memorial Carillon Architect of the Capitol Washington DC Electric
75 October 18, 1959
Hollins University Roanoke VA
76 May 15, 1960
Kirk in the Hills Bloomfield Mills MI 77 bells
77 September 18, 1960 Simon Goodman Memorial Carillon Wilmington College Wilmington OH
78 October 21, 1961 Charles S. Hill Memorial Carillon Johnson & Wales University Denver CO
79 June 23, 1962 Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Springfield Park District Springfield IL
80 1962 The Dana-Barton Carillon St. Markís Episcopal Church New Canaan CT
81 September 22, 1963 Kibbey Carillon Washington National Cathedral Washington DC
82 September 8, 1963 Knight's Tower Carillon National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington DC
83 1964 Flory Memorial Carillon Second Presbyterian Church Newark OH
84 1964 Bells of Joy Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Reading PA
85 1964
St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church Aiken SC
86 1964
St. Christopher-by-the-River Church
Gates Mills
OH

87 December 24, 1964 Sidney Case McCammon Memorial Carillon The Episcopal Church of the Ascension Middletown OH https://www.highlandshistoricdistrict.org/thecarillon
88 1966
Covenant Presbyterian Church Charlotte NC
89 1966 The Niederlander Carillon Calvary Episcopal Church Williamsville NY
90 1966 Yale Memorial Carillon Yale University New Haven CT
91 1966 Carillon Tower University of California, Riverside Riverside CA
92 September 26, 1966 McRoberts Memorial Carillion Northfield-Mt. Herman School Northfield MA
93 1967
Austin College
Sherman
TX

94 May 14, 1967
The Philip B. Stanley Carillon
First Church of Christ, Congregational
New Britain
CT
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/108187654/first-church-of-christ-carillon/
95 1967 The Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Carillon City of Frederick Frederick MD
96 1967
Marquette University Milwaukee WI
97 1968
George Frederick Jewett Carillon
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Spokane
WA

98 1968
Rushton Memorial Carillon (2)
Samford University
Birmingham
AL
https://library.samford.edu/special/treasures/2005/carillon.html
99 June 9, 1968
Alexander McGain Memorial Carillon
Church of the Covenant
Cleveland
OH

100 1968 Campanile
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls
IA

101 1969
Thomas M. Storke Carillon
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
CA

102 1969 Henry P. Forker III, & Harry B. McDowell, Jr.
Memorial Carillon
St. Johnís Episcopal Church Sharon PA
103 1970 Gordon Stearns Memorial Carillon First Church of Christ, Congregational West Hartford PA
104 1971 Arthur R. Metz Memorial Carillon Indiana University Bloomington IN
105 1971 School of Music Carillon Indiana University Bloomington IN
106 1971
Brownell Memorial Park Morgan City IN
107 1971
Concordia Seminary St. Louis MO
108 December 9, 1973 Hopeman Memorial Carillon University of Rochester Rochester NY
109 1973 The Memorial Carillon First Presbyterian Church Gastonia NC
110 1974 Catherine Colt Dickey Memorial Carillon St. Thomasí Church, Whitemarsh Ft. Washington PA
111 1975 Centennial Carillon Brigham Young University Provo UT
112 1976 Glasscock Memorial Carillon First Baptist Church Corpus Christi TX
113 1976 Charles & Georgia Robertson Baird Memorial Carillon Texas Tech University Lubbock TX
114 1976 Pelzman Glockenspiel Smithsonian National Zoological Park Washington DC
115 1976 Alpha Chi Omega Memorial Carillon DePauw University Greencastle IN
116 1978 Janet Jefrey Carlile Harris Carillon Wake Forest University Winston-Salem NC
117 July 19, 1978 The Carroll Chimes MainStrasse Village Association
Covington KY
118 October 20, 1978 The McDonogh Carillon McDonogh School Owens Mill MD
119 1978 Duff-Armington Memorial Carillon Westminster College New Wilmington PA
120 February 12, 1979 Class of 1928 Carillon University of California, Berkeley Berkeley CA
121 1979
University of Florida, Gainesville Gainesville FL
122 1981

Idlewild Presbyterian Church
Memphia
TN

123 1982
Betty Jane Dimmitt Memorial Carillon
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Clearwater
FL

124 1983
The Centralia Carillon
Centralia Foundation
Centralia
FL

125 1984
William James Pharr Carillon
First Presbyterian Church
Belmont
NC

126 1984 Porter Memorial Carillon Highland Park United Methodist Church Dallas TX
127 1985
Myers Park Presbyterian Church Charlotte NC
128 1986 Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon Chicago Botanic Garden Glencoe IL
129 May 24, 1986
Middlebury College Middlebury VT
130 1986
Bell Tower Center Carillon
Bell Tower Center Houston
TX

131 1986
The Foreman Carillon
Simsbury United Methodist Church
Simsbury
CT

132
1986 The Denny Chimes University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL
133 1987 Clemson University Memorial Carillon
Clemson University
Clemson
SC

134 1987

First Baptist Church
Huntsville
AL

135 1987 Kniker Carillon University of Texas Austin TX
136 1988 Henningson Memorial Campanile University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE
137 November 4, 1988
McLane Carillon
Baylor University
Waco
TX

138 1990 Arvella Schuller Carillon Christ Cathedral Garden Grove CA
139
1993
Lyon College Batesville AR
140 1994 Cook Carillon Grand Valley State University Allendale MI
141
1994
St.Mark's Episcopal Church Jonesboro AR
142 June 4, 1994 Carillon Beach Carillon Carillon Beach Institute Panama City Beach FL
143
September 22, 1995 Donald W. Reynolds Tower University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Fort Smith AR
144 October 17, 1996 Ann & Robert H. Lurie Carillon University of Michigan, North Campus Ann Arbor MI
145
1996
Las Sendas Mesa AZ
146 1997 Marsh Family Memorial Carillon Concord University Athens WV
147 1997
St. Paulís Episcopal Cathedral Des Moines IA
148
1999
John Courter Carillon
Berea College
Berea
KY

149 1999 Carl M. Williams Carillon University of Denver Denver CO
150 1999 The Jean L. Rainwater Carillon Principia College Elsah IL
151
1999
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Little Rock AR
152 2000 Millennium Carillon City of Naperville Naper IL
153 2000 Beckering Family Carillon Grand Valley State University Allendale MI
154 2000
Lipscomb University Nashville
TN


2000 Fredericks Family Memorial Carillon Lock Haven University Lock Haven PA Electric
155 May 28, 2001 Longwood Gardens Carillon Longwood Gardens Kendall Square PA
156 April 13, 2002 Jane A. Meyer Carillon Missouri State University Springfield MO
157 2002
St. Maryís of Redford Catholic Church Detroit MI
158 2002 Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon Penn State Erie Erie PA
159 2002 The Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church Ooltewah TN
160 2002
Ball State University Muncie IN
161 2002
St. Thomas Episcopal Church New York City NY
162
2003
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa AL
163
2003 Dean B. Ellis Library Carillon Arkansas State University Jonesboro AR
164 2004
St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church Bloomfield Hills MI
165 2004 Henry Vincent Couper Memorial Carillon University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst MA
166 2004 The Childrenís Carillon The Presbyterian Church of La Porte La Porte IN
167
2005
Wesleyan University Middletown OH
168 2005 Middleton Family Carillon Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Bryn Mawr PA
169 2005
Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe Dallas TX
170 2005 Roosevelt Family Carillon St.Mark's School of Texas Dallas TX
171
April 9, 2006

Central Lutheran Church
Minneapolis
MN

172 2006
St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church Scottsdale AZ
173 2007
Plainfield Methodist Church Plainfield IL
174 2014
Oakland University Rochester MI
175 2017
University of Washington Seattle WA
176 2017
Trinity Cathedral San Jose CA
177 2017
Salisbury University Salisbury MD
178 2017
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Raleigh NC
179 2019
Venice Performing Arts Center Venice FL

October 3, 2020 Park Avenue Presbyterian Church Park Avenue Presbyterian Church New York City NY https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/01/2102539/0/en/Central-Presbyterian-Church-Celebrates-the-Dedication-of-a-Fully-Restored-Bell-Tower-and-New-50-Bell-Carillon.html


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