Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon


   Chicago Botanic Garden
   Lake-Cook Road (County Line Road),
     east of Edens Highway (U.S.41)
   Glencoe, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 42.14497, W 87.78865
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   Wylie Crawford   (C)
   421 Kelburn Road, Unit 112
   Deerfield, IL  60015-4365
   T: (847)334-2333


   Chicago Botanic Garden   (Su)
   Attn: Kathryn Deery
     1000 Lake-Cook Road
     Glencoe, IL  60022
     PO Box 400
     Glencoe, IL  60022-0400
   T: (847)835-6906   F: (847)835-6840


   Monday at 7pm, mid-June thru August
   (some by guests)


   Edens Highway may have been renamed
   Skokie Highway (per Google Maps).
   WCF 2006 standard practice keyboard,
   acquired in 2006, is in basement of the
   Regenstein Education Building.
   Keyboard & transmission renovated by
   Meeks,Watson & Co. in early 2015.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C C   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   There is a non-identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1986
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

The Garden's Website has a section about the carillon.  There is an online map, which can be zoomed in to see that the tower is on Evening Island, just to the left of center.

Waymarking page

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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

Other concert carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traditional carillons in IL.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jun-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/06/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/06/23

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