Geneva Hall
   San Francisco Theological Seminary
   Seminary Road
   San Anselmo, California, USA
   LL: N 37.96986, W 122.56554
*Former location (1923-52):
   Montgomery Hall (rooftop)
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   San Francisco Theological Seminary
   105 Seminary Road
   San Anselmo, CA  94960-2905
   T: (415)258-6500
   - or -
   Dr. Daniel Hoggatt,
     Professor of Church Music
   T: (415)451-2887
   - or -
   David Chalmers,
     Director of Physical Plant
   T: (415)451-2806
   (Email addresses available at


   Automatically at the hour, 0800-2000
   daily; very rarely played by hand.


   The donor of this chime, Robert Dollar,
   also gave McShane chimes to Falkirk,
   Scotland, and San Rafael, California.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1923
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992


The Seminary Website has almost no information about the bells; most references to "Chimes" have to do with the semi-annual alumni newsletter.

An extended biography of the donor is part of a Website about the San Rafael cultural center which his former mansion has become.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 CA.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/07/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01

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