Traditional carillons in North America:
index by year of original installation

This is an index to the 186 existing (or contracted) and 8 former North American traditional carillons, in order by year of initial installation or attainment of carillon status.  Included are indications of when carillons were lost for various reasons.  Thus the sequencing of this index shows the historical development of the art of the carillon in this region.

Instruments which were installed or lost in the same year are listed in order by the city name without regard to the exact date on which the work was finished.
After the year, a letter indicates that the instrument

C - is still complete as originally installed;
E - was enlarged to its present carillon size from a chime;
F - was later enlarged to its present size;
I - was first enlarged to carillon size from a chime (and later enlarged to its present size);
K - had a traditional keyboard and action added;
* - was originally located elsewhere
Status changes which removed an instrument from this list or restored to it after a period of degradation are stated plainly.  All instruments marked "dismantled" were later installed (often in a different location) as non-traditional carillons.  In every case, the site data page linked from this index gives the details of those status changes.

The "Nr." column at left shows how many traditional carillons existed in North America at the end of each calendar year, after the additions (+) and subtractions (-) that occurred during that year.  Here's the graph of those figures against time:
North American carillons - running total over time

Another graph at the bottom of this page shows additions and losses by year.


 Nr.    Location (City : Country)                Year
before 1920 = 1 instrument
Other carillon-sized instruments installed during this period did not acquire traditional keyboard and action until later, if at all.
 +  PHILADELPHIA - HT             : USA - PA     1883 C
  1.

1920s + 29 instruments
 +  GLOUCESTER                    : USA - MA     1922 F
 +  TORONTO - MUC                 : CANADA - ON  1922 F
  3.
 +  ANDOVER                       : USA - MA     1923 F
 +  PLAINFIELD                    : USA - NJ     1923 F
 +  SAINT PAUL - HHPC             : USA - MN     1923 F
  6.
 +  BIRMINGHAM - FPC              : USA - AL     1924 F
 +  COHASSET                      : USA - MA     1924 F
 +  MORRISTOWN                    : USA - NJ     1924 F
  9.
 +  NEW YORK - RC                 : USA - NY     1925 F
 +  SIMCOE                        : CANADA - ON  1925 C
 11.
 +  DETROIT - JAPC                : USA - MI     1926 C
 +  GUELPH                        : CANADA - ON  1926 F
 +  MERCERSBURG                   : USA - PA     1926 F
 14.
 +  ALBANY - CH                   : USA - NY     1927 F
 +  CHICAGO - STC                 : USA - IL     1927 C
 +  OTTAWA - PT                   : CANADA - ON  1927 C
 +  PHILADELPHIA - FM             : USA - PA     1927 F
 +  PRINCETON - PU                : USA - NJ     1927 F
 +  TORONTO - UT                  : CANADA - ON  1927 F
 20.
 +  BLOOMFIELD HILLS - CCC        : USA - MI     1928 F
 +  DANBURY - STJ                 : USA - CT     1928 F
 +  LAKE WALES - B                : USA - FL     1928 F
 +  NORWOOD                       : USA - MA     1928 C
 +  ROCHESTER                     : USA - MN     1928 F
 +  SELLERSVILLE                  : USA - PA     1928*C
 +  SPRINGFIELD - TM              : USA - MA     1928 C
 27.
 +  AMES                          : USA - IA     1929 E
 +  INDIANAPOLIS - SRC            : USA - IN     1929 F
 +  MARIEMONT                     : USA - OH     1929 F
 30.

1930s + 22 instruments
 +  HOLLAND                       : USA - PA     1930*F
 +  PHILADELPHIA - LHG            : USA - PA     1930*C
 32.
 +  LINCOLN - FP/1                : USA - NE     1931 F
 +  LOS ANGELES - CLA             : USA - CA     1931*C
 +  NEW MILFORD                   : USA - CT     1931 C
 +  STORRS - CC                   : USA - CT     1931 F
 +  VALLEY FORGE                  : USA - PA     1931 E
 +  WELLESLEY                     : USA - MA     1931 F
 38.
 +  CHICAGO - UC                  : USA - IL     1932 C
 +  DURHAM - DU                   : USA - NC     1932 C
 +  HARTFORD - TC                 : USA - CT     1932 F
 +  RICHMOND - WM                 : USA - VA     1932 C
 42.
 +  CONCORD - S                   : USA - NH     1933 C
 +  HAMILTON - CCK                : CANADA - ON  1933 C
 44.
 +  RUMSON                        : USA - NJ     1934 F
 45.
 +  EAST LANSING                  : USA - MI     1935 E
 +  GROSSE POINTE FARMS - CC      : USA - MI     1935 F
 47.
 +  ANN ARBOR - UM/1              : USA - MI     1936 C
 +  MADISON - UW                  : USA - WI     1936 F
 49.
 +  ALFRED                        : USA - NY     1937 F
 +  LURAY                         : USA - VA     1937 C
 +  SPRINGFIELD - HPC             : USA - MA     1937 C
 52.

1940s + 9 instruments
 +  NEW BRUNSWICK - S             : USA - NJ     1940*C
 +  OTTAWA - STJ                  : CANADA - ON  1940 C
 54.
 +  STANFORD                      : USA - CA     1941 F
 55.
 +  CHARLOTTESVILLE               : USA - VA     1947 C
 +  PHILADELPHIA - STV            : USA - PA     1947 EK
 +  STAMFORD - FPC                : USA - CT     1947 F
 58.
 +  GREENWOOD - CSMBC             : USA - SC     1948 K
 +  NIAGARA FALLS - RB            : CANADA - ON  1948 C
 60.
 +  NEW YORK - STM                : USA - NY     1949 C
 61.

1950s + 28 instruments
 +  CULVER                        : USA - IN     1951 C
 +  GLENDALE - CT                 : USA - OH     1951 C
 +  LANSING - C                   : USA - MI     1951 C
 +  LAWRENCE - KU                 : USA - KS     1951 C
 65.
 +  ABILENE - MMC                 : USA - TX     1952 C
 +  CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STP       : USA - OH     1952 E
 +  GROSSE POINTE FARMS - GPMC    : USA - MI     1952 I
 +  HOUSTON - STJ                 : USA - TX     1952 F
 +  MEXICO CITY - IPN             : MEXICO       1952 C
 +  WICHITA FALLS - MSU           : USA - TX     1952 F
 71.
 +  MISSOULA                      : USA - MT     1953 C
 +  SAN ANTONIO - CC              : USA - TX     1953 F
 +  WACO - STA                    : USA - TX     1953 C
 74.
 +  CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - CS        : USA - OH     1954 E
 +  CORPUS CHRISTI - CGS          : USA - TX     1954 F
 +  EVANSTON - SW                 : USA - IL     1954 C
 +  JACKSON - FP                  : USA - TN     1954 C
 +  OKLAHOMA CITY - WPC           : USA - OK     1954 F
 79.
 +  CHARLESTON - C                : USA - SC     1955 C
 80.
 +  MONTREAL - O                  : CANADA - QU  1956 C
 +  NORTHFIELD                    : USA - VT     1956 F
 +  OKLAHOMA CITY - STL           : USA - OK     1956 C
 83.
 +  GREEN BAY - FL                : USA - WI     1957 C
 +  HOUSTON - TLC                 : USA - TX     1957 C
 +  NORTHAMPTON - 1               : USA - MA     1957 E
 86.
 +  SEWANEE - 1                   : USA - TN     1958 C
 87.
 +  ROANOKE - HC                  : USA - VA     1959 C
 +  NOTRE DAME                    : USA - IN     195_ K
 89.

1960s + 32 - 3 instruments
-   ALBANY - CH                   : USA - NY     196_ degraded
 +  ARLINGTON                     : USA - VA     1960 F
 +  BLOOMFIELD HILLS - KH/1       : USA - MI     1960 C
 +  WILMINGTON --                 : USA - OH     1960 C
 91.
 +  DENVER - CWC                  : USA - CO     1961 C
 92.
 +  NEW CANAAN                    : USA - CT     1962 E
 +  SPRINGFIELD -  TR             : USA - IL     1962 F
 94.
 +  MEXICO CITY - BNOP            : MEXICO       1963 C
 +  WASHINGTON - NC/1             : USA - DC     1963 C
 +  WASHINGTON - NSIC             : USA - DC     1963 C
 97.
 +  AIKEN                         : USA - SC     1964 C
 +  GATES MILLS                   : USA - OH     1964 E
 +  MIDDLETOWN - A                : USA - OH     1964 C
 +  NEWARK - S                    : USA - OH     1964 C
 +  READING - SLC                 : USA - PA     1964 C
102.
-   NEW BRUNSWICK - S             : USA - NJ     1965 dismantled
101.
 +  CHARLOTTE - CPC               : USA - NC     1966 F
 +  GREENVILLE - FU/2             : USA - SC     1966 C
 +  MOUNT HERMON                  : USA - MA     1966*C
 +  NEW HAVEN - YU/1              : USA - CT     1966 E
 +  RIVERSIDE - UC                : USA - CA     1966 C
 +  WILLIAMSVILLE                 : USA - NY     1966 E
107.
 +  FREDERICK - BP                : USA - MD     1967 E
 +  MILWAUKEE - MU                : USA - WI     1967 C
 +  NEW BRITAIN - FCC             : USA - CT     1967 C
 +  SHERMAN                       : USA - TX     1967 F
 +  VICTORIA - NCC                : CANADA - BC  1967 F
112.
 +  BIRMINGHAM - SU               : USA - AL     1968 F
 +  CEDAR FALLS                   : USA - IA     1968 E
 +  CLEVELAND - CC                : USA - OH     1968 C
-   MEXICO CITY - IPN             : MEXICO       1968 dismantled
 +  SPOKANE - C                   : USA - WA     1968 C
115.
 +  SANTA BARBARA                 : USA - CA     1969 C
 +  SHARON                        : USA - PA     1969 C
 +  WEST HARTFORD                 : USA - CT     1969 F
118.

1970s + 19 - 3 instruments
-   GREENWOOD - CSMBC             : USA - SC     197_ degraded
-   PHILADELPHIA - LHG            : USA - PA     1970 dismantled
116.
 +  BLOOMINGTON - 1               : USA - IN     1971 C
 +  BLOOMINGTON - 2               : USA - IN     1971 C
-   LOS ANGELES - CLA             : USA - CA     1971* dismantled
 +  MORGAN CITY                   : USA - LA     1971 C
 +  SAINT LOUIS - CS              : USA - MO     1971 C
119.
 +  GASTONIA - FPC                : USA - NC     1973 C
 +  ROCHESTER - UR                : USA - NY     1973 C
121.
 +  FORT WASHINGTON               : USA - PA     1974 C
 +  TORONTO - EP                  : CANADA - ON  1974 C
123.
 +  PROVO                         : USA - UT     1975 C
124.
 +  CORPUS CHRISTI - FBC          : USA - TX     1976 C
 +  GREENCASTLE                   : USA - IN     1976 C
 +  LUBBOCK - TTU                 : USA - TX     1976 E
 +  WASHINGTON - ZP               : USA - DC     1976 C
128.
 +  MCDONOGH                      : USA - MD     1978 C
 +  NEW WILMINGTON                : USA - PA     1978 E
 +  WINSTON-SALEM - WF            : USA - NC     1978 F
131.
 +  BERKELEY - UC                 : USA - CA     1979 E
 +  COVINGTON - GP                : USA - KY     1979 C
 +  GAINESVILLE                   : USA - FL     1979 F
134.

1980s + 17 instruments
 +  TUXTLA GUTIERREZ              : MEXICO       1981 C
135.
 +  CLEARWATER                    : USA - FL     1982 C
136.
 +  CENTRALIA                     : USA - IL     1983 C
 +  MEMPHIS - I                   : USA - TN     1983 E
138.
 +  BELMONT - FPC                 : USA - NC     1984 C
139.
 +  CHARLOTTE - MPP               : USA - NC     1985 F
 +  DALLAS - HP                   : USA - TX     1985 C
141.
 +  ALBANY - CH                   : USA - NY     1986 restored
 +  GLENCOE                       : USA - IL     1986 C
 +  MIDDLEBURY                    : USA - VT     1986 E
 +  NASHVILLE - BU                : USA - TN     1986 F
 +  SIMSBURY                      : USA - CT     1986 C
146.
 +  AUSTIN - 2                    : USA - TX     1987 E
 +  CLEMSON - CU                  : USA - SC     1987 C
 +  HUNTSVILLE                    : USA - AL     1987 C
149.
 +  OMAHA - UNO                   : USA - NE     1988 C
 +  WACO - BU/2                   : USA - TX     1988 C
151.

1990s + 12 instruments
 +  GARDEN GROVE                  : USA - CA     1990 C
152.
 +  HOUSTON - HV                  : USA - TX     1991 C
 +  POTTSTOWN - Mobile/1          : USA - PA     1991 C
154.
 +  DAYTON - D                    : USA - OH     1992 C
155.
 +  PANAMA CITY BEACH             : USA - FL     1993 C
156.
 +  ALLENDALE                     : USA - MI     1994 C
157.
 +  ANN ARBOR - UM/2              : USA - MI     1996 C
158.
 +  ATHENS                        : USA - WV     1997 C
 +  DES MOINES - STP              : USA - IA     1997 E
160.
 +  ELSAH                         : USA - IL     1998 C
161.
 +  DENVER - UD                   : USA - CO     1999 C
 +  NASHVILLE - LU                : USA - TN     1999 C
163.

2000s + 20 - 4 instruments
 +  BEREA - 2                     : USA - KY     2000 C
 +  GRAND RAPIDS                  : USA - MI     2000 C
 +  NAPERVILLE                    : USA - IL     2000 C
166.
 +  KENNETT SQUARE                : USA - PA     2001 C
 +  SPRINGFIELD -- SMS            : USA - MO     2001 C
168.
 +  DETROIT - STMR                : USA - MI     2002 C
 +  ERIE - PS                     : USA - PA     2002 C
 +  MUNCIE - BSU                  : USA - IN     2002 C
 +  NEW YORK - STT                : USA - NY     2002 E
172.
 +  BLOOMFIELD HILLS - STH        : USA - MI     2004 C
-   GREENVILLE - FU/2             : USA - SC     2004 degraded
 +  LA PORTE                      : USA - IN     2004 C
 +  AMHERST - UM                  : USA - MA     2004 E
174.
-   ANDOVER                       : USA - MA     2005 degraded
 +  BRYN MAWR - P                 : USA - PA     2005 F
 +  DALLAS - CG                   : USA - TX     2005 C
 +  DALLAS - SMK                  : USA - TX     2005 C
 +  MIDDLETOWN -- WU              : USA - CT     2005 E
 +  MINNEAPOLIS - CL              : USA - MN     2005 C
178.
 +  OOLTEWAH                      : USA - TN     2006 E
 +  SCOTTSDALE                    : USA - AZ     2006 C
180.
-   PANAMA CITY BEACH             : USA - FL     2007 degraded
179.
-   MOUNT HERMON                  : USA - MA     2008 degraded
 +  SUGAR GROVE - Mobile          : USA - OH     2008 C
179.

2010s + 6instruments
 +  GREENWOOD - CSMBC             : USA - SC     201_ repaired
 +  POTTSTOWN - Mobile/2          : USA - PA     2010 EK
 +  SAN LUIS POTOSI               : MEXICO       2010 C
182.
 +  ROCHESTER                     : USA - MI     2014 C
 +  PLAINFIELD                    : USA - IL     2014 E
184.
 +  SALISBURY - SU                : USA - MD     2015 C
 +  SAN JOSE                      : USA - CA     2016 E
186.

Gains and losses by year:
North American carillons - running total over time


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This index page was created 2013/02/25 and last revised 2016/07/18.

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