Old Post Office Tower Nancy Hanks Center 12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., USA LL: N 38.89469, W 77.02755
Washington Ringing Society Mary Clark, Area Representative T: (703)532-3410 E: josephwc/@/aol/./com
Verify the current ringers' contact(s) at the NAGCR Website.
National Park Service T: (202)523-5691
Practice Thursday 1900-2100 (meet at tower elevator at 1850)
The bells were cast in 1976 and were presented to the USA in the same year, but were not installed until this tower was found to be suitable; they were first rung in 1983.
Ring of 10 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ROPE / NONE There are no added semitones The whole instrument was made/installed in 1976-83 with bells made by Whitechapel Year of latest technical information source is 1991
The Washington Ringing Society presents a lot of information about both of the rings in this city.
from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)
A waymarking page has a photo of the tower plus a photo of the ringing room ceiling, showing the ropes hung on the spider.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.
Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Index to all tower bell instruments in DC.
This page was built from the database on 3-May-08 based on textual data last updated on 2008/04/27 and on technical data last updated on 2006/08/18
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