Brownell Memorial Park
   4 miles NE on SR 70
   Morgan City, Louisiana, USA
   LL: N 29.73751, W 91.17329
Site locator map


   Lee LeBlanc
*Past carillonists:
   Ronald Coleman
   Robert C. Perkins
   2006-08 Ruth Jeffery


   Lee Dragna, Mayor
   T: 985-385-1770
   City Hall
   512 First Street
   Morgan City, LA  70380
   - or -
   Brownell Foundation
   P.O.Box 949
   Morgan City, LA  70380
   T: 504-384-2283
   - or -
   H. Brownell Chalstrom
   T: 410-295-1602
   - or -
   Mike Vanover
   T: 985-384-3191


   None.  (CD plays every 15 minutes.)


   Park and tower reopened in 2006 after
   closure for various problems.  Park
   may be closed seasonally by high water.
   Jun.2020: Ownership of park & carillon
   transferred from Foundation to city.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 61 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C C 23
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is an identical practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1971
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971

News article (18 Dec 2020) on transfer of Brownell Memorial Park and its carillon to the city of Morgan City.

The city Website does not mention either the park or the carillon.

The Website of the former carillonneur (archived Feb.2008) has none of the former photos, but does have some interesting textual information about the instrument and the player.

Brownell Park has its own 4-page Website, with a nice tower photo, park history, and directions to the park.  As of Jan.2007, it did not reflect the recent re-opening.

News story on renovation of the park and the exterior of the bell tower; with photo of the tower.

Blogger's report about the carillon and its surrounding park, with clickable photo of the tower

Waymarking page, with 5 photos

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 LA.

Index to all tower bell instruments in LA.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Oct-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/24
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/01/16

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