Taft Memorial
   Louisiana, Constitution, and New Jersey
     Avenues, 1st & C Streets, NW
   Washington, D.C., USA
   LL: N 38.89274, W 77.01091
Site locator map


   Jim Saenger
   E: chamade /@/ early DOTcom


   The Architect of the Capitol
   T: (202)228-1793
   E: Webform @ www.aoc.gov


   Quarters and hours, 0800-2000 daily;
   for opening each session of Congress;
   1400 July 4th; for special events.


   Sub-bourdon swings.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 27 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range: (G )C D   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1959
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: QES1  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   25 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  28 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  55%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1990

The Taft Memorial, in text and photos by the office of the Architect of the Capitol.
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An article about the man memorialized, with information about the Memorial.

Photo of tower, with U.S.Capitol in the background

Waymarking page, with 7 photos

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

The sub-bourdon of this carillon is among all great bells in North America.

Index to all tower bell instruments in DC.

   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/11/11

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