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Carroll Chimes Bell Tower

Location:  406 W 6th St #201, Covington, KY 41011  Click here to Navigate

One of the best known landmarks in Covington is the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower, locally known as the Pied Piper Tower. Although Mainstrasse has a long history as a German neighborhood, the clock tower is a relatively new feature. In the 1970s, Mainstrasse was designated a National Register Historic District and local businessmen proposed to build on the community’s heritage by creating a tourist attraction reminiscent of small villages in Germany.

Many German villages have a glockenspiel, a clock tower with animated figures, in the town park, so it was decided that there should be a glockenspiel in Mainstrasse as well. Named for then governor Julian Carroll, the tower was completed in 1979, adding to the Old World charm of the neighborhood. This site is on the Architecture Tour. Open to the public

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