Robert A. Taft
Memorial and Carillon


The Robert A. Taft Memorial is a memorial with a bell tower dedicated to Robert A. Taft, son of President William Howard Taft.  Designed by architect Douglas W. Orr, the memorial consists of a tower and a 10-foot bronze statue of Senator Taft sculpted by Wheeler Williams.  Jets of water flow into a basin that rings the base.  The twenty-seven bells in the upper part of the tower are considered to be very fine and were cast in France.  The large central bell strikes on the hour, while the smaller fixed bells chime on the quarter-hour. By resolution of Congress, they play the Star Spangled Banner at 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

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