This week Kevin has captured Carillion Historical Park at night!
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.
In 20018 the historic Callahan Clock that stood over Dayton’s skyline for more than a century was moved to Carillon Park with a $500,000 gift from the Dayton-based Robert Brethen Foundation last November to “lift the historic Callahan Clock into the air and return this well-known landmark to Dayton’s skyline.”
The clock, also known as the Gem City Clock, was set atop the Brethren Tower.