MAGNOLIA : USA - AR

*Location:

   Water tower
   Southern Arkansas University
   Campus center
   Arkansas Highway 19
   Magnolia, Arkansas, USA
   LL: N 33.29058, W 93.23633
Site locator map

*Contact:

   J. Charles Lewis,
     Physical Plant Director
   Southern Arkansas University
   100 East University Street
   Magnolia, AR  71753-5000
   T: (870)235-4065
   E: kfshirey@saumag.edu  (Music)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th;
   installation by VanBergen.
   Restored 2011 after years of silence.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1980
     with bells made by Paccard     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
*Links:

The University Website has a campus map which locates the Bell Tower.  On the related popup window, the photo can be opened separately (by some Web browsers) to obtain a larger image, but the most of the text is outside the frame and thus unreadable.  A little detective work has made it separately accessible here. The campus map identifies as "State Hwy.355" what is shown as state highway 19 on other maps.

A news article about restoration has a clickable photo of the tower illuminated for Christmas (subscription required to read full article).

News article - water tower chime to be restored with digital controls.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AR.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14
*Photos:

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